MedlinePlus Health Prescriptions: Developing a Pragmatic Approach for Clinic Use

This study has been completed.
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University of Missouri-Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01050465
First received: January 13, 2010
Last updated: March 1, 2011
Last verified: March 2011

January 13, 2010
March 1, 2011
May 2009
October 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
seeking information using MedlinePlus [ Time Frame: clicks will be tracked on the website when they occur ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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MedlinePlus Health Prescriptions: Developing a Pragmatic Approach for Clinic Use
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The specific aim of this proposed pilot study is to compare two standardized processes (paper and electronic) to deliver a customized MedlinePlus health information prescription.

Primary Hypothesis. Individuals in the paper prescription group will be just as likely to seek information using MedlinePlus compared with individuals in the group who receive the same customized information through an email prescription.

Secondary Hypothesis. Individuals in the paper prescription group will be just as likely to have successful behavioral outcome measures as those in the group who receive the same customized information through an email prescription.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Allergic Rhinitis (Disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cough
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • HIV Infections
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Mammography
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Menopause
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis
  • Vertigo
Other: health information prescription
Patients randomized to the email arm will receive a health information prescription via email on a health care topic following their clinic visit. Patients randomized to the paper arm will receive a health information prescription on paper on a health care topic following their clinic visit.
  • Active Comparator: email
    Patients randomized to this arm will receive an email health information prescription.
    Intervention: Other: health information prescription
  • Active Comparator: paper
    Patients randomized to this arm will receive a paper health information prescription.
    Intervention: Other: health information prescription
Coberly E, Boren SA, Mittal M, Davis JW, Scoville C, Chitima-Matsiga R, Ge B, Cullina A, Logan RA, Steinmann WC, Hodge RH. MedlinePlus-based health information prescriptions: a comparison of email vs paper delivery. Inform Prim Care. 2012;20(3):197-205.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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December 2010
October 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be included in the study population, patients must be seen by their physician for one of the 40 target health conditions.
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
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NCT01050465
HHSN276200800445P
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Robert Hodge, University of Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Principal Investigator: Robert Hodge, MD University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Columbia
March 2011

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