Study of Medical Student Use of Templates to Document Outpatient Asthma Care in Electronic Medical Record
The purpose of the study is to measure the effectiveness of a social marketing-based medical education intervention on student use of evidence-based templates for documenting outpatient asthma care within an electronic medical record.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Social Marketing in Medical Education: Influencing Medical Student Use of Evidence-based Templates in Outpatient Documentation of Asthma Care Using an Electronic Medical Record|
- Number of Participants Using Evidence-based Template to Document Asthma Care Within an Electronic Medical Record [ Time Frame: immediately after invervention and 30+ days in follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The primary outcome measure is a count of whether or not the research participant uses the electronic health record-based Asthma AIM form to document a simulated outpatient mild persistent asthma encounter at T1 (immediately following intervention) and T2 (upon completion of family medicine clerkship approximately 35 days later).
- Clinical Note Completeness Score [ Time Frame: immediately after intervention and 30+ days in follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Note Completeness Score is a total score (range 1-31)earned when a clinical encounter note is compared against a note completeness score assessment tool designed by our research team. The tool measures 11 documentation components of the outpatient note. Each of the 11 components are scaled either 0-1 or 0-4 based on perceived importance by our physician designers.
|Study Start Date:||July 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Intervention group||
Behavioral: social marketing-based medical education intervention
social-marketing based medical education intervention designed to influence medical student use of evidence-based templates. Led by physician instructor.
Other Name: persuasion
|No Intervention: Control Group|
The purpose of the study was to measure the effectiveness of a physician-educator led clinical documentation workshop, embedded with 7 persuasive social-marketing based messages, on medical student response using a targeted asthma template. Stated differently, whether a physician-educator could "persuade" medical students to use an evidence-based EMR asthma template to document an outpatient mild persistent asthma encounter with a patient.