Toward Gender Aware VA Healthcare: Development and Evaluation of an Intervention
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00156663|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Women's Health||Behavioral: Caring for Women Veterans|
The primary objective of this project was to develop and evaluate a computerized program that would enhance Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees� awareness of women veterans and their health-care needs. The program was designed to challenge negative stereotypes about female patients (gender-role ideology), increase empathy toward female patients� needs (gender sensitivity), and enhance knowledge regarding women veterans and aspects of their VHA care (knowledge).
Phases I involved generating content for the computerized interactive program. Phase II involved creating the 30-minute program. The Phase III evaluation of the program involved a two-group pretest�posttest�follow-up equivalent control group design at two facilities with a third facility comparison group. At the first two facilities, employees who provide either direct or ancillary care to patients were randomly assigned to either the treatment or the control group. Participants in the treatment group completed the program entitled Caring for Women Veterans. Participants in the control group and those at the third site completed a 30-minute program entitled Managing Stress. The data from the third site were included to test for infusion of the treatment effect within same-site groups. Gender awareness was evaluated at three time points using the Gender Awareness Inventory-VA (GAI-VA). Participants completed the GAI-VA several weeks prior to completing the computerized program (Time 1, n =339), immediately after completing the program (Time 2, n = 249), and approximately one month after the program (Time 3, n = 167). Participants also completed a qualitative evaluation of the program at Time 2.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||250 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Toward Gender Aware VA Health Care: Development and Evaluation of an Intervention|
|Study Start Date :||May 2004|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2005|
|Arm 1||Behavioral: Caring for Women Veterans|
- Gender Awareness is measured during the pre-test, immediately after the educational program, and approximately four weeks after the subject participates in the educational program.
- Participants rate their enjoyment of the educational program and offer recommendations for the program as needed.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00156663
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA|
|Bedford, Massachusetts, United States, 01730|
|VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130|
|Principal Investigator:||Dawne S Vogt, PhD BA||VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA|
|Principal Investigator:||Lynda A. King, PhD||VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA|