Research Abstract Usefulness in Clinical Decision-making

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2010 by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01255488
First received: December 6, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2010
History: No changes posted

December 6, 2010
December 6, 2010
December 2010
March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Measure of perception of abstract usefulness in clinical decision-making [ Time Frame: Immediate post-experiment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
At conclusion of the simulated exercise subjects will complete a data collection instrument indicating their perception of abstract usefulness in their clinical decision-making.
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Use of full-text manuscripts when available in simulated clinical encounter [ Time Frame: During experiment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
For those subjects with ready access to full-text manuscripts (n=25) during the simulated clinical encounter, we will measure how often they are accessed by the subjects.
Same as current
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Research Abstract Usefulness in Clinical Decision-making
Family Nurse Practitioner Perception of Journal Abstract Usefulness in Clinical Decision-making: a Randomized Controlled Trial

To better understand the extent to which family nurse practitioners (FNPs) might use research abstracts in shaping their clinical decision-making under simulated conditions. A secondary point is to examine if and how FNPs might use full-text manuscripts (associated with the abstracts) if made available to them.

The study will recruit the approximate 25 - 1st year and 25 - 2nd year family nurse practitioner students of the Graduate School of Nursing. After being presented an overview of the study and informed consent document, those electing to participate will draw a sealed envelope indicating whether they are assigned to group A (intervention group) or group B (control group). The participant will proceed to the associated room, be provided a brief clinical case (appropriate to their training), an iPad device with pre-loaded EBN-Search engine, and a questionnaire. The EBN-Search engine for the intervention group will include 9 research abstracts associated to the case. The EBN-Search for the control group will include both the research abstracts and full-text versions of the manuscripts. The participants will be provided 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire using the information available to them. The questionnaire will require the participant to indicate treatment plan, respond to questions regarding the usefulness of research abstracts, questions regarding the usefulness of full-text (control group only) and recommendations on improving EBN-Search.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Clinical Decision-making
Behavioral: Access to EBN-Search (without full-text manuscripts)
Family nurse practitioner access to EBN-Search without availability of full-text manuscripts.
Other Names:
  • Research abstracts
  • Full-text manuscripts
  • Experimental: EBN-Search (without full-text manuscripts)
    In the intervention arm research subjects will be provided access to EBN-Search (a fictitious search engine) with nine abstracts relating to the clinical case but no full-text manuscripts.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Access to EBN-Search (without full-text manuscripts)
  • Active Comparator: EBN-Search (with full text manuscripts)
    Research subjects will be exposed to 9 abstracts and corresponding full-text manuscripts related to the simulated clinical encounter.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Access to EBN-Search (without full-text manuscripts)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Not yet recruiting
50
June 2011
March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Matriculated family nurse practitioner graduate students of USUHS 2010/2011 academic year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
Both
21 Years and older
Yes
Contact: Ronald W Gimbel, PhD 301-295-3077 rgimbel@usuhs.mil
United States
 
NCT01255488
R02930-S2
No
Ronald W. Gimbel, PhD, Uniformed Services University
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Ronald W. Gimbel, PhD Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
November 2010

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