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Comparing ASHC and CDSMP Outcomes In Arthritis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00207441
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2011
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
East Carolina University
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 studies is to compare health outcomes among people with arthritis who participate in either ASHC or the CDSMP. The North Carolina project is focusing primarily on African Americans from 6 rural counties in North Carolina. 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 Phase
Arthritis Behavioral: Arthritis Self management program Behavioral: Chronic Disease Self Management Program Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 416 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Comparing ASHC and CDSMP Outcomes In Arthritis
Study Start Date : April 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2006

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arthritis self management program Behavioral: Arthritis Self management program
Other Names:
  • ASHC
  • AFSMP
Experimental: Chronic Disease Self Management Program Behavioral: Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Other Names:
  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
  • Healthy Living



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related quality of life, measured at 4 and 12 months, [ Time Frame: 4 months, 12 months ]
  2. Health care utilization measured at 4 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 4 months, 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self management behaviors measured at 4 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 4 months, 12 months ]
  2. Self efficacy for arthritis management, measured at 4 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 4 months, 12 months ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

African american adults with arthritis Caucasian adults with arthritis

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
United States, North Carolina
Craven County Health Department
New Bern, North Carolina, United States, 28561
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
East Carolina University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jean Goeppinger, PhD RN University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Responsible Party: Jean Goeppinger, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00207441     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCCDPHP-S2233-22/33
S2233-22/23
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
arthritis
chronic disease
self management
self efficacy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases