A Comparison of Computerised Versus Interviewer-Administered Approach for Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National University, Singapore
Information provided by:
Singapore General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00537264
First received: September 28, 2007
Last updated: June 22, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to compare a multimedia, computerised approach vs. interviewer administration of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments.


Condition Intervention
Diabetes
Heart Disease
Hypertension
Stroke
Other: Health-related quality of life assessment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Computer- Versus Interviewer-Administered Approach for Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life in Multi-Ethnic Singapore

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Further study details as provided by Singapore General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health-related quality of life outcomes [ Time Frame: Past 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 4800
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Computer
Health-related quality of life questionnaires will be administered using a computerised multimedia touchscreen system.
Other: Health-related quality of life assessment
Study participants will be asked to complete the following health-related quality of life questionnaires: EQ-5D, Health Utilities Index 3, SF-8 and SF-6D. The Singapore (Chinese) versions of these questionnaires have been previously tested and validated in a pilot cohort of the same study population.
Other Name: Patient-reported outcomes
Experimental: Interviewer
Health-related quality of life questionnaire will be administered via face-to-face interviews.
Other: Health-related quality of life assessment
Study participants will be asked to complete the following health-related quality of life questionnaires: EQ-5D, Health Utilities Index 3, SF-8 and SF-6D. The Singapore (Chinese) versions of these questionnaires have been previously tested and validated in a pilot cohort of the same study population.
Other Name: Patient-reported outcomes

Detailed Description:

There are no drug treatments involved in this study. The administration of health-related quality of life questionnaires is the intervention being studied. Health-related quality of life questionnaires measure the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual, are recognised as important patient-reported outcomes and are increasingly being used in clinical trials and routine clinical practice. By asking study participants to complete a questionnaire assessing their physical, mental and social well-being, we are increasing their awareness of these aspects of their health and may directly or indirectly prompt them to take actions and/ or have thoughts that may improve or worsen their health status. Hence, we have considered this an interventional study. This survey will be conducted in Chinese.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 21 and above
  • Singaporean citizens or permanent residents
  • Speaks Mandarin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are mentally incapable of completing a questionnaire
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00537264

Locations
Singapore
Geylang Polyclinic
Singapore, 21 Geylang East Central, Singapore, 389707
Sponsors and Collaborators
Singapore General Hospital
National University, Singapore
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Julian Thumboo, FRCP (Edin) Singapore General Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: A/P Julian Thumboo, Singapore General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00537264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03/1/27/18/226
Study First Received: September 28, 2007
Last Updated: June 22, 2009
Health Authority: Singapore: Health Sciences Authority

Keywords provided by Singapore General Hospital:
health-related quality of life
primary care
computer-assisted instruction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Hypertension
Stroke
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 15, 2014