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Consultations in Psychiatry Through Videoconference

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00274365
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Galil Center for Telemedicine and Medical Informatics
Information provided by:
Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center

Brief Summary:
Online consulatations through videoconference in the field of psychiatry given to general practitioners will reduce costs of medical treatment and improve service.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Remote Consultation [L01.178.847.652.550] Procedure: videoconference Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
CLINICAL STATE, SATISFACTION AND COST EFFECTIVENESS WILL BE CHECKED DURING 1 YEAR OF ONLINE VIDEO CONFERENCE CONSULTATION TO GENERAL PRACTITIONERS. BPRS, HAMILTON ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND CGI SCALES WILL BE COMPLETED.COSTS OF MEDICATIONS, NUMBER OF VISITS, LAB AND OTHER EXAMINATIONS, HOSPITALIZATIONS, MISSING WORKING DAYS WILL BE EVALUATED.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 250 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Consultations in Psychiatry Given to GP's Through Videoconference
Study Start Date : November 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2007



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Expenditures on medications
  2. No. of visits
  3. Loss of work days
  4. Expenditure on lab tests
  5. Satisfaction
  6. CGI
  7. Hamilton
  8. Somatisation
  9. GHQ11
  10. Q-LES-Q-18
  11. No. of consultations


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Referral by general practitioner Age: >18 - Speaking Hebrew or Russion

Exclusion Criteria:

CGI>4 Dementia Drug or alcohol addiction -


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00274365


Locations
Israel
Regional clinic of General Health Services
Hadera, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center
Galil Center for Telemedicine and Medical Informatics
Investigators
Study Director: Ilan Modai, MD, MHA Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00274365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4669ctil
First Posted: January 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2009
Last Verified: April 2007

Keywords provided by Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center:
general practitioners, psychiatry, videoconference