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Patient Experiences in Rheumatology

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2005 by Johns Hopkins University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: June 28, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2005
History: No changes posted
This research is being done to learn more about patient experiences at the Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital. We want to learn about the patient, his or her health and experience with the doctor. Up to 75 patients (21 years and older) who are seen in this clinic may participate.

Condition Intervention
Rheumatic Disease Behavioral: fellowship communication training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Communication Skills in Rheumatology Fellows

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in patient and provider satisfaction scores will be measured at 0 and 6 months using self-report.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Concordance between chart notes and patient’s perceptions of visit content.

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Detailed Description:
The current study will evaluate the effect of offering a series of workshops to enhance communication skills on both patient and provider satisfaction. Participants will be patients seen in the Fellows Longitudinal Clinic of Johns Hopkins Rheumatology at Good Samaritan Hospital. All fellows currently enrolled in the Division of Rheumatology Training program will participate. (This study has been underwritten by the American College of Rheumatology as part of a fellowship awarded to the PI.)

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
All adult patients who have an appointment scheduled at the Rheumatology Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital, can speak and read English and are willing and capable of providing informed consent are eligible to participate. All fellows in the Rheumatology Fellowship training program will participate.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00346710

United States, Maryland
Good Samaritan Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Susan Bartlett, PhD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Study Director: Steffany Haaz, MFA Johns Hopkins University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00346710     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00001397
Study First Received: June 28, 2006
Last Updated: June 28, 2006

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
patient experience
fellowship training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rheumatic Diseases
Collagen Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017