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Patient Education in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00618150
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation
Information provided by:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Brief Summary:
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (heart-burn, acid regurgitation)may benefit from an educational program explaining the medical aspects of the disease, self-management strategies and how to deal with health services. We hypothesized that patients having participated in an educational program would experience an improved quality of life when compared to patients who did not take part (controls).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Behavioral: Patient education Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 211 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Patient Education in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Study Start Date : September 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 1999

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: GERD

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Behavioral: Patient education
An educational program: Three lessons spaced over 2 weeks.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: one year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • heartburn and acid regurgitation the dominant symptom
  • needing relief at least 5 days/ week when symptoms were at their worst
  • disease history at least 3 months
  • ability to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current or previous esophagitis stage 2(Savary-Miller) or greater or peptic ulc
  • continuous need of proton pump inhibitors or NSAIDs
  • wish for surgical treatment
  • earlier surgical treatment in the GI-tract
  • pregnancy
  • alcohol or drug abuse

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Locations
Norway
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Med. fac.
Trondheim, Norway, NO-7489
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jorgen A Urnes, MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Publications of Results:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jorgen Urnes/ principal researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00618150     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sak 33-96 (REK)
SLKNR 96/00515
First Posted: February 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
GERD
Dyspepsia
Education
Information

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases