Computer-Assisted Cancer Risk Behavior Counseling

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Administratively terminated.)
First Posted : October 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 25, 2010
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Thomas Jefferson University

Brief Summary:
To test whether or not giving patients information before their doctor visits changes the care they receive and what type of information is best to give before the doctor visit.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension Behavioral: Health Information Behavioral: Preventive Services Behavioral: Computer tailored information Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Patients are randomized into one of three groups. Before a single visit with diabetes care provider, the patient is called to answer interview questions about their health, diabetic care and behavior habits. After a patient visits with their doctor, they are called again to answer question about the visit they just had. If a patient is place into group A or B, based on their answers to the questions they are mailed a printed report before their doctor visit. The report will indicate how things are going the patient's diabetic care and recommended questions to ask his/her health care provided about diabetes. Group A feedback report will emphasize the risks from diabetes and the feedback reports for Group B will emphasize things to do to protect oneself from problems from having diabetes. Participants randomized to Group C will only receive printed reports after a doctors visit. No extra visit will be scheduled with the participants doctor, no travel is required, no blood tests are required and ther doctor will not be involved in the study unless the study participant chooses to discuss it with his/her doctor.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Computer-Assisted Cancer Risk Behavior Counseling
Study Start Date : June 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To test the effect of receiving computer tailored information about diabetes care before doctor visits and the differential effect of varying types of information

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient exit interviews after doctor visits about what happened during the visits, such as what was discussed, what tests and consults were ordered and what medications were added or changed.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Has type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes;
  • Developed diabetes after the age of 21;
  • Has a scheduled doctor visit about diabetes in the next few months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00242645

Sponsors and Collaborators
Thomas Jefferson University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Christopher N Sciamanna, MD Thomas Jefferson Unversity

Responsible Party: Thomas Jefferson University Identifier: NCT00242645     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04F.244
First Posted: October 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010

Keywords provided by Thomas Jefferson University:
Doctor-Patient relation
Physician-Patient relation
Office visits
Comparative Study
Health behavior
Randomized controlled trials
Health Promotion
Health Education
Computer-tailor information

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases