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A Comparison of the ASHC and CDSMP

This study has been completed.
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
The arthritis-specific Arthritis Self Help Course (ASHC) and the more generic Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) teach generalizable skills for managing arthritis and other chronic diseases. In some locations it may be more feasible to combine efforts and offer the generic course rather than the arthritis-specific program. However anecdotal evidence has questioned whether people with arthritis obtain as much benefit from the more generic course as they do the arthritis-specific course. The primary purpose of this research study is to compare health outcomes among people with arthritis who participate in either ASHC or the CDSMP. The University of Illinois Project is emphasizing recruiting a balance of uran and rural participants. The results of this research will be used to guide Arthritis program recommendations on the use of ASHC and CDSMP to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: ASHC and CDSMP

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: A Comparison of the ASHC and CDSMP

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health status at 6 month follow up
  • Health Care utilization at 6 month follow up

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • self management behaviors at 6 month follow up
  • self efficacy at 6 month follow up

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: January 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Adult with self reported arthritis-

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00207415

Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: Mary Brown, MD, MPH University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford
  More Information Identifier: NCT00207415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCCDPHP-MM0512-03/03
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 13, 2005

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
self management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on April 25, 2017