Evaluation of Computerized Template Entry for Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examinations

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00988546
First received: September 30, 2009
Last updated: October 1, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare C&P examination reports performed using a Compensation and Pension Examination Program (CPEP) computerized, templated documentation tool to a customary examination performed and then report dictated in quality, completeness, timeliness and veteran satisfaction.


Condition Intervention
Joint Diseases
Other: Computer based template for exam documentation
Other: Dictation for exam documentation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation of Computerized Template Entry for C&P Examinations

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • disability exam report quality [ Time Frame: upon completion of report, generally within 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • disability exam report data entry time [ Time Frame: upon creation of report ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • disability exam encounter time [ Time Frame: upon creation of report ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • disability exam patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: following exam ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Primary Completion Date: July 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
1
exam documentation performed using dictation
Other: Dictation for exam documentation
exam documentation performed using dictation, the standard practice
Experimental: 2
exam documentation performed using computer based template
Other: Computer based template for exam documentation
exam documentation performed using computer based template

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects for the current study included veterans scheduled for C&P examination of two or fewer joints at VA TVHS.
  • No ethnic or racial group or gender was excluded.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Veterans were excluded if they were scheduled:

    1. for examination of more than two joints,
    2. with other requested exam protocols in addition to joints
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00988546

Locations
United States, Tennessee
VA Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212-2637
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Theodore Speroff, PhD MS PhD Department of Veterans Affairs
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Speroff, Theodore - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00988546     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSRD-000-00F
Study First Received: September 30, 2009
Last Updated: October 1, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
Disability Evaluation
Joint Diseases
Joint Disability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014