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Evaluation of the Arthritis Basics for Change (ABCs) Self Management Program

This study has been completed.
St. Louis University
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
While there are a variety of arthritis education materials available, the evidence-base on most of them is slim, so it i impossible to know what benefits they may have for the people who participate. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the mail-delivered self-management education program, Arthritis Basics for Change (ABCS) with an emphasis on changes in knowledge, beliefs, behavior, self efficacy and health outcomes, and to evaluate the appropriateness, usefulness, and readibility of the program. This project will assist CDC's Arthritis Program in determining the usefulness of the ABCs program for helping people with arthritis improve their quality of life.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Arthritis Basics for Change Education program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Evaluation of the Arthritis Basics for Change (ABCs) Self Management Program

Resource links provided by NLM:

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Arthritis management knowledge at 6 months
  • self management beliefs at 6 months
  • Self management behaviors at 6 months
  • Self efficacy for arthritis management at 6 months
  • Health status at 6 months

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: July 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2003

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

Inclusion Criteria:

adults with arthritis

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00207623

Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
St. Louis University
Principal Investigator: Anjali D Despande, PhD, MPH St. Louis University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00207623     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCCDPHP-SIP 3-01
U88/CCU715766-SIP 3-01
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 13, 2005

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017