Study of Individualized Instruction Versus Pamphlet in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004756|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
I. Evaluate an educational program that has been pretested for cultural appropriateness and literacy requirements in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
II. Assess the impact of this educational program on patients with SLE, with an emphasis on recognizing cardinal symptoms, coping with fatigue, regulating medications, and communicating with the physician.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Systemic Lupus Erythematosus||Procedure: Tailored educational program Procedure: Educational materials|
Patients are randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups.
One group participates in an educational program administered and coordinated by a health educator. The program includes 1 or 2 educational sessions emphasizing practical advice, each lasting approximately 1.5 hours; social support from a patient-identified management partner; and behavioral reinforcement from health center staff, the patient partner, and written and audio materials.
The control group receives patient educational materials consistent with usual care (pamphlets).
Patients are followed at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Official Title:||Randomized Study of Individualized Instruction Versus Pamphlet in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus|
|Study Start Date :||December 1994|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004756
|Study Chair:||W. Neal Roberts||Virginia Commonwealth University|