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An Evaluation of the Usability and Usefulness of a Multi-language Online Patient Education Module

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01248676
First received: November 18, 2010
Last updated: August 15, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if multi-language patients will find the multi-language capabilities of the online modules useful for better understanding of the general information regarding radiation therapy.


Condition Intervention
Cancer
Other: Multi-language Online Patient Education Module in addition to standard Patient Teaching

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: An Evaluation of the Usability and Usefulness of a Multi-language Online Patient Education Module: A Pilot Study

Further study details as provided by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patients will be asked to give their rating (Likert scale) on the usefulness of the information on the patient education site with regard to their upcoming radiation simulation and treatment. [ Time Frame: Within one month of patients initial consultation with the Radiation Oncologist ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patients will be asked to give their rating (Likert scale) on how easily the online patient education module is to navigate. [ Time Frame: Within one month of patients initial consultation with the Radiation Oncologist ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Multi-language Online Patient Education Module in addition to standard Patient Teaching
    Patients are usually be given a 5-10 minute "new patient teaching" before their radiation therapy simulation and planning appointment and before their first radiation therapy treatment appointment. Patients will be asked to view an online patient education module before their radiation therapy simulation and planning appointment or before their first radiation therapy treatment appointment. Then patients will be asked to participate in an interview session and fill out a survey (attached). They will still receive "new patient teaching" from the therapists before their radiation therapy simulation and planning or radiation therapy treatment appointment.
Detailed Description:

Research shows that treatment-related information is the most important informational need of cancer patients and online media sources are gaining popularity as a cancer communication method. It is important to know whether having multi-language online education modules are usable for and beneficial to the multicultural cancer patient population at Sunnybrook Hospital, given that recent research suggests that this cancer population in general faces many barriers to effective online cancer communication. Approximately 10 new patients from the radiation oncology clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital will be screened to participate in the study. Usability testing will involve a combination of interviewing, observation, think-aloud methodology and a short survey.Results will be analyzed by assessing the percentage of patients identifying with a certain level of the Likert scale on the survey as well as through content analysis of responses to the interview and open-ended survey questions.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first/second language in one of the module languages with the ability to understand and communicate English to an understandable degree, basic computer skills, and the ability to complete 20-30 minutes of testing.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inability to participate in 20-30 minutes of usability testing.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01248676

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N3M5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa S Di Prospero, MSc Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lisa Di Prospero, Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01248676     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Cindy Multi-Language Online
Study First Received: November 18, 2010
Last Updated: August 15, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:
cancer radiation patient education

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014