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Psychiatric Consultation Through Videoconference in a Primary Care Setting

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00298961
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2008 by Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2008
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Galil Center for Telemedicine and Medical Informatics
Information provided by:
Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center

Brief Summary:
In our study we will aim to examine the issues of cost analysis, quality of life, clinical efficacy and satisfaction of psychiatric consultations through videoconference in a primary care setting in comparison with in-person psychiatric treatment and primary care only. The main hypotheses of the study are: Satisfaction of the patients will increase, the use of telepsychiatry will reduce the costs for the primary and mental health care centers as well as for the patients, the treatment will be as effective as in-person treatment, the number of patients referred to mental health treatment will be higher than that of the previous year, quality of life will improve and that there will be a stigma reduction of mental illness.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Remote Consultation Community Psychiatry Device: Videoconference equipment FALCON/IP Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Telepsychiatry: Cost Analysis, Quality of Life, Satisfaction and Effectiveness of Psychiatric Consultation Through Videoconference in a Primary Care Setting
Study Start Date : May 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2007



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Global Impression Scale (CGI) at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.
  2. Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.
  3. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.
  4. Global satisfaction questionnaire at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.
  5. General Health Questionnaire 11 (GHQ11) at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.
  6. Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q-18) at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.
  7. Costs: Travel expenses, extra consultations, hospitalizations, Medication, loss of work days, medical visitations, ancillary tests such as ECG, lab tests and others at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients referred by the primary care physician.
  • Age 18 and over.
  • Speak Hebrew.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that suffer from severe dementia.
  • Patients suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol.
  • Patients who are deaf, dumb or blind.
  • Patients who have a legal guardian.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00298961


Contacts
Contact: Mahmud Jabarin, MD +972-4-6278110 jabarin@shaar-menashe.org.il
Contact: Ehud Susser, MD +972-4-6278946 udiwudi@yahoo.com

Locations
Israel
Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Center Ambulatory Clinic Recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38814
Contact: Mahmud Jabarin, MD    +972-4-6278110    jabarin@shaar-menashe.org.il   
Contact: Ehud Susser, MD    +972-4-6278946    udiwudi@yahoo.com   
Principal Investigator: Mahmud Jabarin, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center
Galil Center for Telemedicine and Medical Informatics
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mahmud Jabarin, MD Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Israel
Study Chair: Ilan Modai, MD, MHA Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Israel
Study Chair: Ehud Susser, MD Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Israel

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00298961     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TelepsychiatryCTIL
First Posted: March 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008