Active Living Tool Kit for Chronic Conditions
The development and pilot testing of a self-management program that would be delivered in a one time mailing.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Development of a Mailed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program|
- Health Status (symptoms, activity limitation) [ Time Frame: six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Metabolic control (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]For subset of participants with type 2 diabetics
- health behavior (exercise, communication with physician) [ Time Frame: six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Health care utilization [ Time Frame: six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]MD, emergency, hospital times and total nights
|Study Start Date:||June 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Mailed Chronic Disease Self-Management
Mailed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: self management information and self assessment
Behavioral: Mailed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
materials are mailed to participants
The mailing will consist of (1) A self-test that will help users know how he or she can best use the materials and where to start; (2) A copy of the 2012 Living Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book. If people are visually impaired or have low literacy an audio CD of the book will be available in place of the print copy; (3)An exercise CD with flexibility and strengthening exercises at three different levels of intensity, designed for people with chronic conditions; (4) A relaxation CD with three different relaxation exercises; and (5) In addition, there will be tip sheets, one for each major tool such as managing pain, managing sleep, etc. It is expected that there will be 10-20 tip sheets in total.
The key content of the self-test and the tip sheets will be developed surveying master trainers of the existing small-group Chronic Disease Self Management Program (100 active trainers) and asking about 500 additional trainers to rank importance of key content items generated in initial survey. Pilot testing of the program will be by 250 people with chronic diseases. Participants will be surveyed by mailed questionnaires at baseline and six-months. A subgroup with diabetes (estimated 25-30%) will be asked to submit hemoglobin A1C blood test kits at baseline and six months.
|United States, California|
|Stanford University School of Medicien|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94306|
|Principal Investigator:||Kate Lorig, DPH||Stanford University|