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CHERL, Connecting Primary Care Patients With Community Resources to Facilitate Behavior Change

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2006 by Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Michigan Department of Community Health
Marquette General Health System
Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation;
Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for Health Professions
Greater Flint Health Coalition
Genesee Health Plan
Genesys Health System
Information provided by:
Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00269009
First received: December 22, 2005
Last updated: January 10, 2007
Last verified: September 2006
  Purpose

The investigators want to find out if providing a Community Health Educator Referral Liaison (CHERL) helps practices help their patients change risky behaviors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and risky drinking) by connecting patients to available services in the community or directly providing behavior change support.


Condition Intervention Phase
Tobacco Use Disorder
Alcohol Abuse
Lack of Physical Activity
Poor Diet
Behavioral: CHERL
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: CHERL, Connecting Primary Care Patients With Community Resources to Facilitate Behavior Change

Further study details as provided by Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome of interest is the referral rate for any unhealthy behavior to the CHERL with the predictor variable being referral-only versus consultant-enhanced practices.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Aim 2 of the study is to determine if the patients referred to the CHERL demonstrate health behavior improvements.

Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2007
Detailed Description:

What is this about? Prescription for Health (P4H) is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nine projects have been funded nationally in this second round to advance the goals of improving health behavior identification and delivery in primary care practice. Each project is conducted through a practice-based research network (PBRN). In Michigan, our PBRN is called the Great Lakes Research In Practice Network (GRIN).

What is the purpose of the CHERL project? In our study, we want to find out if providing a Community Health Educator Referral Liaison (CHERL) helps practices help their patients change risky behaviors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and risky drinking) by connecting patients to available services in the community or directly providing behavior change support.

Primary care providers play a key roll in encouraging patients to choose healthy behaviors. However, effective behavior change requires long term follow up and support that may not be readily available within the office practice. CHERL can help provide or link to those services thus helping the healthy message promoted by the clinician to have a more powerful and lasting effect.

What is the CHERL intervention? With this funding, we will hire and train a CHERL to work with practices. The purpose of the CHERL is for him/her to help secure behavior change support for your patients either by referring to an available resource within the community or directly providing the service. This service is available to patients with or without chronic disease diagnoses (i.e, patients with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, back pain, lung disease, or generally healthy with opportunities to change unhealthy habits).

Patients are referred to the CHERL and he/she will determine an appropriate next step for your patient – either referral to a community program or the CHERL will provide brief telephone counseling. The health care provider will receive feedback specifically on each patient referred.

In addition, some practices (consultant-enhanced) will receive additional assistance from the CHERL, as he/she serves as a consultant to the practice, helping the practice to identify systematic mechanisms for identification and referral of at risk patients to the CHERL.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, clinicians, and their staff participating in this GRIN study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, clinicians, and their staff who are not participating in this GRIN study.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00269009

Contacts
Contact: Annette M Sokolnicki 517/353-0772 ext 421 annette.sokolnicki@hc.msu.edu
Contact: Jodi Holtrop 517/353-0772

Locations
United States, Michigan
Genesys Health System Recruiting
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48446
Contact: Amy Thompson    810-245-4523      
MCRC Recruiting
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 48823
Contact: Lori Fitzpartick    616-732-6213      
UP Health Education Corporation Recruiting
Marquette, Michigan, United States, 49855
Contact: Debra Weymouth    906-225-7667      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Michigan Department of Community Health
Marquette General Health System
Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation;
Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for Health Professions
Greater Flint Health Coalition
Genesee Health Plan
Genesys Health System
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jodi Holtrop, PhD Michigan State University
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00269009     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 61-9165
Study First Received: December 22, 2005
Last Updated: January 10, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network:
Tobacco use

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tobacco Use Disorder
Alcoholism
Hypokinesia
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014