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Educational Technology to Enhance Diabetes Care - Retention Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470860
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 8, 2007
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
University of California, Los Angeles

Brief Summary:
This study mapped the time course of forgetting among resident physicians after they use an online learning exercise covering principles of diabetes care. Participants took a pre-test followed by an online tutorial covering aspects of diabetes care. They then completed a post-test on the same topics after a randomly-assigned time delay from 0 to 55 days. We hypothesized that post-test scores after these different time delays would decline following a curvilinear relationship with increasing time. This understanding of forgetting will inform our selection of a time for delivering reinforcement exercises in future educational studies among physicians.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Diabetes Mellitus Behavioral: Participation in LOFTS online tutorial

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 105 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : December 2004
Study Completion Date : August 2005

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge related to blood pressure and lipid management for diabetes patients [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Family medicine residents (physicians in training)
  • Internal medicine residents (physicians in training)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00470860

United States, California
Charles R. Drew University
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90059
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator: Douglas S Bell, MD, PhD University of California, Los Angeles

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470860     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: G04-07-038-02
First Posted: May 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 8, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases