Improving Aspirin Use in Diabetes: A Cluster Randomized Trial
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00262977|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Behavioral: Electronic prompt plus patient-directed intervention Behavioral: Electronic prompt to clinician to prescribe aspirin|
Many patients with diabetes do not use aspirin to prevent cardiovascular events. Quality improvement initiatives involving both patients and physicians may be more effective than physician-directed approaches alone.
In a large urban primary care internal medicine practice, this study seeks to test if a patient-directed intervention is more effective than computerized clinician reminders alone for improving the appropriate use of aspirin in adults with diabetes.
The study design is a cluster-randomized trial by physician. The frequency of self-reported regular aspirin use will be compared between patients cared for by physicians in the computerized reminder alone group and the computerized reminder plus physician-supervised, nurse practitioner intervention group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Improving Appropriate Aspirin Use Among Adults With Diabetes in a Primary Care Setting: Using an Electronic Medical Record to Target a Physician-supervised Nurse Practitioner Intervention|
|Study Start Date :||September 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2005|
- Patient reported aspirin use daily or every other day.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00262977
|United States, Illinois|
|Northwestern University, Division of General Internal Medicine|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Principal Investigator:||Stephen D Persell, MD, MPH||Northwestern University|