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Improving Chronic Disease Care With PatientSite

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00130416
First Posted: August 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2008
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Information provided by:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  Purpose
The overall goal of this randomized, controlled trial is to test whether educational interventions - directed toward empowering patients and delivered via the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC's) secure patient Internet portal PatientSite - can improve the outcomes and satisfaction with care of adult primary care patients with 3 common conditions: chronic pain, depression, and progressive difficulty walking.

Condition Intervention
Depression Pain Mobility Difficulty Behavioral: E-mail coaching to improve patient communication with doctor

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Improving Chronic Disease Care With PatientSite

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Further study details as provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Resolution or improvement in screened chronic condition
  • Improved communication with primary care doctor
  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Improved physician satisfaction

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Favorable clinician assessment of the impact of the screening intervention on the efficiency and quality of care they deliver

Estimated Enrollment: 750
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2007
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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary care patients aged 18 and older, of participating physicians within 5 internal medicine practices in Boston
  • Registered users of patient-provider internet portal called PatientSite
  • Screened positive for depression, chronic pain, or lower extremity mobility difficulty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current treatment for screened condition by medical or surgical specialist or other appropriate licensed health professional such as a physical therapist or mental health counselor
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00130416


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa I Iezzoni, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00130416     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 51757
First Submitted: August 12, 2005
First Posted: August 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Keywords provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
behavior
randomized trial
communication
patient
internet
coaching
self-efficacy
nurse
primary care
physician
screening
survey
pain
mobility
disability
depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Chronic Disease
Behavioral Symptoms
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes