Evaluation of a Website on Living Kidney Donation for Hispanics
The purpose of this study is to increase understanding about living kidney donation (LKD) among Hispanic/Latino patients and public by increasing knowledge and positive attitudes about LKD. Improving Hispanics' understanding about LKD will ensure that Hispanic patients and public are fully informed of the treatment options for End Stage Kidney Disease.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Evaluation of a Culturally Competent Website on Living Kidney Donation for Hispanics|
- Knowledge about Living Kidney Donation [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Will assess change in knowledge and positive attitudes about risks, benefits, processes, and cultural factors associated with living kidney donation over time, and their associations with participant characteristics (i.e., age, literacy).
- Website use and satisfaction [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Will assess satisfaction and use of website 3 weeks after enrollment.
|Study Start Date:||May 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Control Arm
Study participants will take the self-administered pre-test and receive the standard of care. After taking the pre-test, control arm participants will be done with study participation for that day and will attend the transplant center's education sessions. All participants will receive a letter and follow-up call at about two weeks later to schedule the final survey. They will take a final survey via telephone about 3 weeks later. The final survey includes the same topics as the pre-test. They will receive a thank you letter and gift card by mail after completing the final survey.
Experimental: Website Intervention
Navigate website plus standard of care
Behavioral: Website Intervention
Study participants will take the self-administered pre-test in the intervention arm and will be introduced to the website to inform the public of various topics concerning end-stage kidney disease and kidney transplantation. Few websites about transplantation are tailored to potential Hispanic kidney transplant candidates or the Hispanic community. This website is designed to fill the void and be an effective bilingual web-based educational resource targeted to Hispanic patients and public which can serve as a culturally competent tool to enhance knowledge and attitudes about living kidney donation.
The shortage of kidneys for transplantation, and ethnic disparities in living kidney donation rates are major public health problems. Hispanics need more kidney transplants, yet receive fewer living donor kidney transplants than they need. Factors known to contribute to Hispanics' low rates of living donation kidney transplantation include cultural beliefs, lack of knowledge, and negative attitudes about living kidney donation. Web-based interventions are promising as Hispanics are using the Internet at increasingly greater rates. However, few websites about transplantation are tailored to potential Hispanic kidney transplant candidates or the Hispanic community. This study aims to develop, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of a bilingual web-based educational resource targeted to Hispanic patients and the public, which can serve as a low-cost, convenient, and culturally competent tool to enhance knowledge about living kidney donation. Improving Hispanics' understanding about living kidney donation will promote their autonomy and self-determination by helping to ensure that Hispanic patients and public are fully informed of the treatment options for end-stage kidney disease.
|Contact: Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH||312-503-5563|
|United States, Illinois|
|Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH)||Recruiting|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Contact: Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH 312-503-5563 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH||Northwestern University|