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A Comparison of the ASHC and CDSMP

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00207415
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2005
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Arthritis Behavioral: ASHC and CDSMP

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: A Comparison of the ASHC and CDSMP
Study Start Date : January 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Arthritis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health status at 6 month follow up
  2. Health Care utilization at 6 month follow up

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. self management behaviors at 6 month follow up
  2. self efficacy at 6 month follow up

Eligibility Criteria

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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:

Contacts and Locations

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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00207415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCCDPHP-MM0512-03/03
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases