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Effects of a Personalized Web-based Antenatal Care Planner

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182325
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Results First Posted : June 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
McMaster University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McMaster University ( Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation )

Brief Summary:
Many women are turning to the Internet to meet their health information needs, but the large amount of information available, as well as the unknown reliability and applicability of information can be overwhelming. Studies in specific patient populations have determined that patients given access to personalized, on-line medical information are more satisfied with their care than patients provided generalized information. None of these studies have looked at whether this type of patient education would be helpful for pregnant women. This study is being done to determine whether pregnant women who have access to their own health records and personalized health information over the Internet are more satisfied with their prenatal care, and if they are more compliant with health visits and tests, compared to pregnant women who receive only generic pregnancy information on the Internet and from pamphlets

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pregnancy Behavioral: personalized web prenatal information Behavioral: general web prenatal information Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Many women are turning to the Internet to meet their health information needs, but the large amount of information available, as well as the unknown reliability and applicability of information can be overwhelming. Studies in specific patient populations have determined that patients given access to personalized, on-line medical information are more satisfied with their care than patients provided generalized information. None of these studies have looked at whether this type of patient education would be helpful for pregnant women. This study is being done to determine whether pregnant women who have access to their own health records and personalized health information over the Internet are more satisfied with their prenatal care, and if they are more compliant with health visits and tests, compared to pregnant women who receive only generic pregnancy information on the Internet and from pamphlets

Women are being randomly assigned to receive secure access to pregnancy health information links chosen by the centre's physicians, or to receive these links with access to their online personal health that includes the antenatal record and a section of their care planner, from the centre's electronic medical record


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 193 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Women's Web Access to Their Own Antenatal Health Record and Personalized Health Information: Effect on Pregnancy Health Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction
Actual Study Start Date : February 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2006

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: personalized web prenatal information
Personalized health information for pregnancy through personal health record
Behavioral: personalized web prenatal information
Active Comparator: general web prenatal information
General pregnancy health related websites
Behavioral: general web prenatal information



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Uptake of Service [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Number of log-ins

  2. Easy to Log on [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  3. Information Easy to Understand [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  4. Learned Something New [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  5. Easy to Find Information [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  6. Helped me Stay Healthy [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  7. Helped me Learn About Risks [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  8. Helped me Understand Tests [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  9. Helped me Make Decisions [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.

  10. Helped me Remember Appointments [ Time Frame: 11 months ]
    Women were asked to rate their agreement with statements about the website from strongly agree (1) to strongly disagree (5) on a five-point scale. Results presented here are mean responses to questionnaire about the pregnancy website in the two randomized groups.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • less than 28 weeks pregnant access to Internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cannot speak/read English and no translator

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00182325


Locations
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Canada, Ontario
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Heather Waters, MD McMaster University

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Responsible Party: Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RDF-160
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 10, 2019
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019

Keywords provided by McMaster University ( Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation ):
medical record
pregnancy
Internet