Study of Medical Student Use of Templates to Document Outpatient Asthma Care in Electronic Medical Record

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01043133
First received: January 5, 2010
Last updated: July 14, 2011
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to measure the effectiveness of a social marketing-based medical education intervention on student use of evidence-based templates for documenting outpatient asthma care within an electronic medical record.


Condition Intervention
Disease
Behavioral: social marketing-based medical education intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Social Marketing in Medical Education: Influencing Medical Student Use of Evidence-based Templates in Outpatient Documentation of Asthma Care Using an Electronic Medical Record

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Further study details as provided by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Using Evidence-based Template to Document Asthma Care Within an Electronic Medical Record [ Time Frame: immediately after invervention and 30+ days in follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary outcome measure is a count of whether or not the research participant uses the electronic health record-based Asthma AIM form to document a simulated outpatient mild persistent asthma encounter at T1 (immediately following intervention) and T2 (upon completion of family medicine clerkship approximately 35 days later).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Note Completeness Score [ Time Frame: immediately after intervention and 30+ days in follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Note Completeness Score is a total score (range 1-31)earned when a clinical encounter note is compared against a note completeness score assessment tool designed by our research team. The tool measures 11 documentation components of the outpatient note. Each of the 11 components are scaled either 0-1 or 0-4 based on perceived importance by our physician designers.


Enrollment: 155
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention group Behavioral: social marketing-based medical education intervention
social-marketing based medical education intervention designed to influence medical student use of evidence-based templates. Led by physician instructor.
Other Name: persuasion
No Intervention: Control Group

Detailed Description:

The purpose of the study was to measure the effectiveness of a physician-educator led clinical documentation workshop, embedded with 7 persuasive social-marketing based messages, on medical student response using a targeted asthma template. Stated differently, whether a physician-educator could "persuade" medical students to use an evidence-based EMR asthma template to document an outpatient mild persistent asthma encounter with a patient.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Third year medical student completing family medicine clerkship Uniformed Services University

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All students other than those listed above
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01043133

Sponsors and Collaborators
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Investigators
Study Director: Mark B. Stephens, MD, MS Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ronald W. Gimbel, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01043133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B02930
Study First Received: January 5, 2010
Results First Received: December 3, 2010
Last Updated: July 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences:
electronic medical records
documentation templates
clinical encounter notes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 02, 2014