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Use and Effectiveness of a Model Integrative Care Clinic in an Academic Hospital: Study 1-Survey

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Julie E. Buring, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01353560
First received: May 12, 2011
Last updated: November 11, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
  Purpose

Despite widespread and growing popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the US, there currently exist significant gaps in our knowledge regarding CAM use, clinical effectiveness, safety and cost- effectiveness. With previous funding support from NCCAM, the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Osher Research Center established and trained a multidisciplinary integrative team of CAM and conventional providers to work collaboratively to provide state-of-the-art "integrative care" in a coordinated and individualized fashion. The Osher Integrative Care Center (OCC) was opened in fall 2007, physically located within the Ambulatory Care Center of the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) at 850 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill, MA. The focus of this survey study is to characterize the decision-making process of both patients and conventional providers with respect to communication about and referral to an integrative care team in an academic hospital outpatient setting.


Condition
Medical Care

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Use and Effectiveness of a Model Integrative Care Clinic in an Academic Hospital: Study 1-Survey

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Further study details as provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Characterization of decision-making process for patients of CAM therapies and conventional providers [ Time Frame: 3.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Surveys will be sent to: 1) 1500 consecutive new patients seen at the OCC over 3.5 years, to characterize the chief complaints; their medical history; referral sources; communication with their physicians; barriers to use of CAM; views regarding and previous use of CAM; and expectations for CAM therapy as adjuncts to their conventional care; 2) 300 BWH physicians from five divisions (Women's Health, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Medicine, and Rheumatology) most likely to refer to the OCC, to assess their use of, feelings about, and knowledge of CAM.


Enrollment: 1509
Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
New patients of Osher Clinical Center

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
  1. All new patients coming into the Osher Clinical Center (OCC) for any medical reason.
  2. All physicians in the 5 included departments/divisions (Women's Health, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Medicine, and Rheumatology) are eligible to participate in the survey. Other BWH physicians whom OCC patients have identified as their referring doctors and given us permission to contact, will also be eligible to participate in the survey.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • New patient coming into Osher Clinical Center for any medical reason.
  • Physician affiliated with any of included division/department (see above).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has been seen at Osher Clinical Center within past 3 months for any reason.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01353560

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Osher Clinical Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 02467
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Julie E Buring, ScD Brigham and Women's Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Julie E. Buring, Principal Investigator, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01353560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01AT005065-01A1-1
Study First Received: May 12, 2011
Last Updated: November 11, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital:
integrative medicine
barriers to utilization
communication

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 24, 2014