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A Comparison of Computerised Versus Interviewer-administered Approach for Assessing Health-related Quality of Life

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00537264
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 1, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National University, Singapore
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Singapore General Hospital

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to compare a multimedia, computerised approach vs. interviewer administration of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Heart Disease Hypertension Stroke Other: Health-related quality of life assessment Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
There are no drug treatments involved in this study. The administration of health-related quality of life questionnaires is the intervention being studied. Health-related quality of life questionnaires measure the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual, are recognised as important patient-reported outcomes and are increasingly being used in clinical trials and routine clinical practice. By asking study participants to complete a questionnaire assessing their physical, mental and social well-being, we are increasing their awareness of these aspects of their health and may directly or indirectly prompt them to take actions and/ or have thoughts that may improve or worsen their health status. Hence, we have considered this an interventional study. This survey will be conducted in Chinese.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 4800 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Computer- Versus Interviewer-administered Approach for Assessing Health-related Quality of Life in Multi-Ethnic Singapore
Study Start Date : November 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Computer
Health-related quality of life questionnaires will be administered using a computerised multimedia touchscreen system.
Other: Health-related quality of life assessment
Study participants will be asked to complete the following health-related quality of life questionnaires: EQ-5D, Health Utilities Index 3, SF-8 and SF-6D. The Singapore (Chinese) versions of these questionnaires have been previously tested and validated in a pilot cohort of the same study population.
Other Name: Patient-reported outcomes
Experimental: Interviewer
Health-related quality of life questionnaire will be administered via face-to-face interviews.
Other: Health-related quality of life assessment
Study participants will be asked to complete the following health-related quality of life questionnaires: EQ-5D, Health Utilities Index 3, SF-8 and SF-6D. The Singapore (Chinese) versions of these questionnaires have been previously tested and validated in a pilot cohort of the same study population.
Other Name: Patient-reported outcomes



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health-related quality of life outcomes [ Time Frame: Past 4 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 21 and above
  • Singaporean citizens or permanent residents
  • Speaks Mandarin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are mentally incapable of completing a questionnaire

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00537264


Locations
Singapore
Geylang Polyclinic, 21 Geylang East Central
Singapore, Singapore, 389707
Sponsors and Collaborators
Singapore General Hospital
National University, Singapore
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Julian Thumboo, FRCP (Edin) Singapore General Hospital

Publications:
Responsible Party: Singapore General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00537264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03/1/27/18/226
First Posted: October 1, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018

Keywords provided by Singapore General Hospital:
health-related quality of life
primary care
computer-assisted instruction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases