Development of an Interactive Web-based Teaching Tool for in Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Patients (WebIVF)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2010 by Ottawa Fertility Centre.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Schering-Plough
Information provided by:
Ottawa Fertility Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01046188
First received: January 7, 2010
Last updated: January 14, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate an interactive web-based teaching tool in IVF patients. Patients will be randomized to participate in web-based IVF teaching or a didactic lecture. A knowledge questionnaire will be completed both prior to and following the teaching intervention. Both groups will also complete stress and satisfaction surveys throughout the IVF treatment cycle. Groups will be compared at the completion of the study for demographics, level of knowledge, stress and satisfaction. The web-based group will be evaluated for web usage.


Condition Intervention
Education
Other: Knowledge Questionnaire
Other: Perceived Stress Scale
Other: Satisfaction questionnaire
Other: Web-based IVF teaching
Other: Didactic lecture

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Development of an Interactive Web-based Teaching Tool for IVF Patients

Further study details as provided by Ottawa Fertility Centre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess knowledge in IVF patients after completing either a web-based teaching module or traditional teaching session [ Time Frame: Assessed prior to consenting to IVF treatment and after teaching intervention (within 6-8 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess stress levels in IVF patients after completing either a web-based teaching module or traditional teaching session [ Time Frame: Assessed prior to consenting to IVF treatment and after teaching intervention (within 6-8 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To assess satisfaction in IVF patients after completing either a web-based teaching module or traditional teaching session [ Time Frame: Assessed after the teaching intervention and at study completion (within 4-6 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2010
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Web-based Teaching Group
Patients randomized to the intervention group will receive a unique login and password to a link on the Ottawa Fertility Centre website. This will allow them access to a secure site containing required teaching modules. They will then complete an interactive teaching tool that contains the same educational content as the traditional presentation. Patients will be able to access a module that is specific to their stimulation protocol. The teaching tool does not need to be completed all at one time. Once completed, the information can still be accessed as many times as required.
Other: Knowledge Questionnaire
Administered before and after teaching intervention
Other: Perceived Stress Scale
Administered before and after teaching intervention
Other: Satisfaction questionnaire
Administered after the intervention and at study completion
Other: Web-based IVF teaching
Web-based IVF teaching
Active Comparator: Control group
Participants randomized to the control arm of the study will participate in a traditional didactic teaching session. This session will be carried out by the nurse educator. This session will be attended by up to 10 other couples that may or may not be participating in the study. The nurse educator administering the session will not know which couples are participating in the study. Slides shown and information conveyed will be the same as that provided to the web-based group, however all three stimulation protocols will be presented to the participants regardless of their actual treatment protocol.
Other: Knowledge Questionnaire
Administered before and after teaching intervention
Other: Perceived Stress Scale
Administered before and after teaching intervention
Other: Satisfaction questionnaire
Administered after the intervention and at study completion
Other: Didactic lecture
Didactic lecture

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject >18 years of age
  • Able to provide informed consent
  • First cycle of IVF
  • English speaking and reading
  • Internet access at home or work (that is easily accessible for personal use)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Failure to complete a baseline knowledge questionnaire prior to IVF consent signing
  • Previous attendance at an IVF teaching session
  • Previous IVF treatment (at the Ottawa Fertility Centre or any other IVF clinic)
  • Undergoing Natural Cycle IVF (these patients do not generally participate in teaching sessions, as they undergo one-on-one teaching)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01046188

Contacts
Contact: Tannys DR Vause, MD 6136863378 tvause@conceive.ca
Contact: Jason K Min, MD 6136863378 jmin@conceive.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Ottawa Fertility Centre Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2C 3V4
Contact: Tannys DR Vause, MD    6136863378    tvause@conceive.ca   
Contact: Mark Evans, MBA    6136863378    mevans@conceive.ca   
Principal Investigator: Tannys DR Vause, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jason K Min, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Fertility Centre
Schering-Plough
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tannys DR Vause, MD Ottawa Fertility Centre, University of Ottawa
Study Director: Jason K Min, MD Ottawa Fertility Centre, University of Ottawa
Study Director: Mark Evans, MBA Ottawa Fertiilty Centre
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Dr Tannys Vause, Ottawa Fertility Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01046188     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OFC01
Study First Received: January 7, 2010
Last Updated: January 14, 2010
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by Ottawa Fertility Centre:
Education
Internet
In vitro fertilization

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014