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Effectiveness of a Primary Care Clinical Ultrasound Classroom (AECAP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04283383
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 25, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fundacion para la Investigacion y Formacion en Ciencias de la Salud

Brief Summary:

Introduction: Clinical ultrasound is a technique that increases diagnostic capacity and facilitates clinical decision making. The objective is to develop and validate an ultrasound training methodology oriented to the clinical practice of the family doctor.

Methods: quasi-experimental study, with before / after design, with a control group and one year of follow-up. 20 family doctors working in primary care Health Centers and with a list of patients over 800 will be included and a control group of similar characteristics will be selected, in terms of age, gender and patient list. A structured training process oriented to the clinical practice of the family physician, Primary Care Clinical Ultrasound Classroom (AECAP) will be carried out, and the improvement of knowledge and skills will be evaluated, as well as the improvement of quality of care based on clinical indicators.

Discussion: The Family Physician is in a privileged situation to increase the performance of the ultrasound in frequent clinical situations and allows a reduction of the attention times. Investigators hope that the results obtained in this study demonstrate the effectiveness of the structured training method (AECAP) and support the generalization of ultrasound in Primary Health Care.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
ULTRASONOGRAPHY PRIMARY CARE Other: Primary Care Clinical Ultrasound Classroom (AECAP) Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: quasi-experimental study,
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of a Primary Care Clinical Ultrasound Classroom for Family Physicians as a Formative Intervention System, a Cuasi Experimental Trial. Study Protocol
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention training
A structured training process oriented to the clinical practice of the family physician, Primary Care Clinical Ultrasound Classroom (AECAP) will be carried out, and the improvement of knowledge and skills will be evaluated, as well as the improvement of quality of care based on clinical indicators.
Other: Primary Care Clinical Ultrasound Classroom (AECAP)
A structured training process oriented to the clinical practice of the family physician, Primary Care Clinical Ultrasound Classroom (AECAP) will be carried out,

No Intervention: control



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluation of Knowledge by questionaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    A knowledge assessment will be carried out, prior to the start of the training intervention consisting of 10 single-type test questions


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluation of outcome in clinical practice. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Diagnostic Delay Times



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. -Physicians should work in a Spanish primary health care center with ultrasound,
  2. - They must have a list of patients over 800.
  3. - They must lack prior training in clinical ultrasound.
  4. - They must sign a commitment of assistance and participation in the AECAP

Exclusion Criteria:

1.- No ultrasound availability


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04283383


Locations
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Spain
Primary Care Research Unit of Salamanca Recruiting
Salamanca, Spain, 37006
Contact: Luis García Ortiz, MD    0034923231859    lgarciao@usal.es   
Contact: Fernando Perez Escanilla, MD       fperezes@saludcastillayleon.es   
Principal Investigator: Luis Garcia-Ortiz, MD         
Principal Investigator: Fernando Perez-Escanilla, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fundacion para la Investigacion y Formacion en Ciencias de la Salud
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Responsible Party: Fundacion para la Investigacion y Formacion en Ciencias de la Salud
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04283383    
Other Study ID Numbers: GRS 1824 B 18
First Posted: February 25, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No