Trial of Educational Outcomes of WISE-MD

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2011 by New York University School of Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Georgia Regents University
University of Nebraska
University of Vermont
New York Medical College
State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Information provided by:
New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01322230
First received: March 21, 2011
Last updated: March 22, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the educational efficacy of instructional design enhancements in on-line learning modules in the context of clinical medical education.


Condition Intervention
Learning Clinical Surgery From Online Learning Modules.
Other: Control
Other: WISEMD Original
Other: Social Networking
Other: Social Networking plus Emotional Design

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: Randomized Trial of Educational Outcomes of WISE-MD

Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Immediate Post Knowledge Test [ Time Frame: Week 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.

  • Mid-clerkship Knowledge Test [ Time Frame: Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.

  • Mid-clerkship Clinical Reasoning Test [ Time Frame: Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.

  • End-clerkship Clinical Reasoning Test [ Time Frame: Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Students Baseline Characteristics [ Time Frame: Immediately after consenting to participate - Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The baseline characteristics measure include measures of self-regulation, surgery specific self-efficacy, surgery specific task values, and goal orientation.


Estimated Enrollment: 2308
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Control
Screen shots with voiceover and no interactivity
Other: Control
Multimedia Control
Other Name: Multimedia Control
Experimental: WISEMD Original
Learner control of pacing through multi-media content
Other: WISEMD Original
Current WISEMD
Experimental: Social Networking
social networking features (Forum and Social Presence)
Other: Social Networking
Social networking feature
Experimental: Social Networking plus Emotional Design
Social networking features plus user interface enhancements
Other: Social Networking plus Emotional Design
social networking features plus user interface enhancements

Detailed Description:

This study involved medical students from seven US medical schools participating in a trial of two WISE-MD computer-based learning modules. Students were randomized to 1 of 4 study arms. The 4 content-equivalent conditions were: screen shots with voiceover and no interactivity; learner control of pacing through multi-media content; social networking features; and social networking features plus user interface enhancements.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All third-year medical students at all of the 7 collaborating schools (N= 2308) rotating through the surgery clerkship from July 2009 and September 2011.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students who do not consent to participate and who decide to withdraw from participation.
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Locations
United States, Georgia
Medical College of Georgia Recruiting
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912
Contact: Robert Nesbit, M.D.       RNESBIT@georgiahealth.edu   
Principal Investigator: Robert Nesbit, M.D.         
United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center Recruiting
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
Contact: Wendy Grant, M.D.       wgrant@unmc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Wendy Grant, M.D.         
United States, New York
SUNY Downstate Medical Center Recruiting
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11203
Contact: Lisa Dresner, M.D.       lisa.dresner@downstate.edu   
Principal Investigator: Lisa Dresner, M.D.         
New York University School of Medicine Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Mark Hochberg, M.D.    212-263-5777    Mark.Hochberg@nyumc.org   
Principal Investigator: Mark Hochberg, M.D.         
New York Medical College Recruiting
Valhalla, New York, United States, 10595
Contact: Donald Risucci, Ph.D.       donald_risucci@nymc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Donald Risucci, Ph.D.         
United States, Pennsylvania
Jefferson Medical College Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Contact: Gerald Isenberg, M.D.       Gerald.Isenberg@jefferson.edu   
Principal Investigator: Gerald Isenberg, M.D.         
United States, Vermont
University of Vermont Recruiting
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05405
Contact: Ted James, M.D.       Ted.James@vtmednet.org   
Principal Investigator: Ted James, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Georgia Regents University
University of Nebraska
University of Vermont
New York Medical College
State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adina Kalet, M.D., M.P.H. New York University School of Medicine
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Dr. Adina Kalet / Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine, New York University, School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01322230     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1LM009538-R01
Study First Received: March 21, 2011
Last Updated: March 22, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Instructional Design
Online learning module
Surgical education

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014