Patient Education in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Patient Education in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease|
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 1996|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 1999 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Patient education
An educational program: Three lessons spaced over 2 weeks.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00618150
|Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Med. fac.|
|Trondheim, Norway, NO-7489|
|Principal Investigator:||Jorgen A Urnes, MD||Norwegian University of Science and Technology|