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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00398255
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 30, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stanford University

Brief Summary:
Individuals with with arthritic conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or fibromyalgia) and internet and email access were randomized to receive an internet-based arthritis self-management program (treatment group) or to continue with usual care (control group). Questionnaires measuring health indicators, health behaviors, self efficacy and health care utilization were administered at baseline, six months and one year after the course. It was hypothesized that those participating in the course would have better outcomes than the control group at six months and one year.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibromyalgia Behavioral: self-management program

Detailed Description:

An internet-based arthritis self-management program was developed based on the widely used small-group arthritis self-management program. Individuals with arthritis were recruited via established websites, on-line newsletters, discussion groups, calendar announcements and articles in newspapers, and asked to go to the project website. Subjects who filled out an informed consent and met all of the following criteria were invited to enroll:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. A physician's diagnosis of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia.
  3. Not have been in active treatment for cancer for one year.
  4. Not participated in the small group Arthritis Self-Management or Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Those eligible and wishing to continue were randomized to receive the internet-based arthritis self-management program (treatment group) or to continue with usual care (control group). On-line questionnaires were administered at baseline, six months and twelve months after the program. Measures included health indicators, health behaviors, self efficacy and health care utilization. It is hypothesized that course participants, compared to the usual-care control group, will show statistically significant improvements (using Analyses of Covariance and Logistic Regressions) in outcome variables and that the improvements will be associated with increased self-efficacy for management of arthritis.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Internet Arthritis Self-Management Study
Study Start Date : February 2004
Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Arthritis
U.S. FDA Resources




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health Distress Scale at six months and one year
  2. Activities Limitation Scale at six months and one year
  3. Self Efficacy for Management of Arthritis Scale at six months and one year
  4. Stretching and strengthening exercise at six months and one year
  5. Visits of Physicians at six months and one year

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-Reported General Health at six months and one year
  2. Visual Numeric Pain at six months and one year
  3. Visual Numeric Fatigue at six months and one year
  4. Disability at six months and one year
  5. Aerobic Exercise at six months and one year
  6. Communication with Physician at six months and one year
  7. Cognitive Sympton Management at six months and one year
  8. Emergency Department Visits at six months and one year
  9. Nights in Hospital at six months and one year


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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:

  • arthritic condition (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia)
  • internet access and ability to use computer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • active treatment for cancer
  • taken small group arthritis self-management program

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00398255


Locations
United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Patient Education Center
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kate R. Lorig, DrPh Stanford School of Medicine

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00398255     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH-AR43538
First Posted: November 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 30, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Stanford University:
arthritis
self management
patient education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Fibromyalgia
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases