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Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Members of an Internet Weight Loss Community

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00808574
First Posted: December 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2008
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Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  Purpose
The current study was a pilot, double blind, randomized controlled trial to (1) evaluate the feasibility of an online obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening intervention, (2) estimate effect size for planning of future studies, and (3) test the hypothesis that the intervention, compared to a control condition, would lead more individuals to discuss OSA with their healthcare provider.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Behavioral: Obstructive sleep apnea screening intervention Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Effect of a Web-Based Presentation on Communication With Healthcare Providers

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Online questionnaire asking whether subject has discussed OSA with healthcare provider since enrolling in study [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Online questionnaire asking whether subject has plans to discuss OSA with healthcare provider, if not done already [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Online questionnaire asking whether subject has undergone testing and treatment for OSA since enrolling in study [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 168
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
Brief, theory-based, online assessment of OSA risk followed by risk-tailed OSA presentation.
Behavioral: Obstructive sleep apnea screening intervention
Brief, theory-based, online assessment of OSA risk followed by risk-tailed OSA presentation.
No Intervention: Control
No risk assessment or presentation

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Member of SparkPeople.com community and logged on within previous month
  • Live in the US

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior diagnosis of OSA
  • Prior discussions with healthcare provider about OSA
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00808574


Locations
United States, Texas
University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kevin O Hwang, MD, MPH University of Texas Medical School, Houston
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kevin O. Hwang, M.D., M.P.H. (principle investigator), The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00808574     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-MS-08-0346
First Submitted: December 12, 2008
First Posted: December 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
Obstructive sleep apnea
Internet
Screening
Health belief model

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Apnea
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases