Evaluating the Collaborative Management in Pediatrics (CMP) Training Program Among Pediatric Resident Doctors and Their Patients With Asthma or Obesity (CMP)
|Education Asthma Obesity||Behavioral: Collaborative Management in Pediatrics (CMP) Program|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Asthma Management Support Training in Pediatrics|
- Feasibility and acceptability of various components of the CMP program [ Time Frame: Measured at the completion of the 1-year study ]
- Effect size of CMP training on resident skills and patient-centered outcomes [ Time Frame: Measured at the completion of the 1-year study ]
- Reliability of the OSCEs, which are used to assess resident skill [ Time Frame: Measured at the completion of the 1-year study ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: 1
Behavioral: Collaborative Management in Pediatrics (CMP) Program
Pediatric residents will receive two 4.5 hour training sessions on the CMP Program.
No Intervention: 2
Collaborative management health care involves strengthening and supporting self-care among people with long-term illnesses while assuring that effective medical, preventive, and health maintenance treatments occur. In collaborative management, it is important for patients, family members, and health care providers to understand each other's roles and responsibilities as they work toward a shared goal of improving the patient's health. Examples of self-care behaviors include reading books or other materials about relevant health care topics, exercising, following a low-fat diet, seeing a doctor on a regular basis, and making lifestyle changes. It is crucial that doctors, case managers, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals understand the challenges that patients face when attempting to incorporate these self-care behaviors into their lives. Currently, there are few collaborative management programs that specifically address pediatric long-term illness and even fewer programs that identify doctors as the primary medical professional responsible for encouraging behavior change.
The CMP program will incorporate a collaborative management technique with a motivational interviewing approach. Motivational interviewing is a counseling style that attempts to increase awareness of the potential problems, causes, consequences experienced, and risks faced as a result of the behavior in question. The goal of the CMP program is to help pediatric resident doctors accomplish the following: assess patients' asthma and obesity status and related health behaviors; assess the child/family aspect of self-care; motivate parents and children to change asthma or obesity health behaviors; collaboratively set goals for asthma management by the family; and provide tailored follow-up to patients and their families. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of the various components of the CMP program. Results from this study will be used to develop a larger clinical trial that will evaluate the effectiveness of the CMP program.
This pilot study will enroll 18 first-year pediatric resident doctors; each doctor will select five of their pediatric patients with asthma or obesity to participate in the study. Each resident doctor will be randomly assigned to take part in either the CMP program or a control group. All resident doctors will complete an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), which will be used to assess their skills and ability in the areas of communication, clinical examination, medical procedures, prescribing medication, and interpretation of test results. Resident doctors participating in the CMP program will then receive CMP training. Three weeks following the initial OSCE, all resident doctors will perform a repeat OSCE, which will evaluate the effectiveness of the CMP training. One health care visit will then be conducted with each participating patient. During this visit, the resident doctor will conduct a collaborative management session emphasizing the family's central role in managing the child's health. Study researchers will conduct a 30-minute telephone interview with the child's parents at baseline, Week 6, following the heath care visit, and Month 3. Parent/child behaviors, attitudes related to asthma or obesity, management of their child's health, and satisfaction with care will be assessed during the telephone interviews. All residents will complete a repeat OSCE at Month 6 to assess any increase or decrease in skills.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00510341
|United States, Washington|
|Harborview's Children and Teens Clinic|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104|
|Pediatric Care Center|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105|
|Odessa Brown Children's Clinic|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122|
|Principal Investigator:||Paula Lozano, MD, MPH||Child Heatlh Institute, University of Washington|