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Comparison Of Video-based Versus Written Patient Education on Sunscreen

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00826306
First Posted: January 22, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 16, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, Davis
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of video-based patient education with written instruction on subjects' adherence to sunscreen application.

Condition Intervention
Dermatology Disease Skin Cancer Other: Patient Educational Materials

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Comparison of Video-based Versus Written Patient Education on Sunscreen Behavior

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sunscreen application behavior. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjects' comprehension and attitude towards video-based and written education materials. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 94
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Video-based education arm
Subjects receiving the video-based educational material
Other: Patient Educational Materials
In the experimental arm, the intervention is the video-based patient educational material on sunscreen. In the active comparison arm (control arm), the comparison intervention is written patient educational material on sunscreen.
Other Name: Patient educational materials on sunscreen
Active Comparator: Written education arm
Subjects receiving the written educational material
Other: Patient Educational Materials
In the experimental arm, the intervention is the video-based patient educational material on sunscreen. In the active comparison arm (control arm), the comparison intervention is written patient educational material on sunscreen.
Other Name: Patient educational materials on sunscreen

Detailed Description:

We plan to conduct a randomized, controlled trial comparing the effect of video-based patient education with written instruction on subjects' adherence to sunscreen application.

Subjects randomized to the video-based education arm will be instructed to watch a video on the importance of sunscreen application and the proper technique of applying sunscreen. Subjects randomized to the written education arm will receive written information on the importance of sunscreen application and the proper technique of applying sunscreen. The contents of the video and the written educational materials will be comparable.

At the end of the study period, 3 months later, subjects will be interviewed via telephone regarding their sunscreen application behavior during the last month of the study period. Subjects will also be interviewed regarding their comprehension and attitude towards video-based and written education materials.

  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:

  • 18 years of age or older at time of consent, may be men or women.
  • Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  • Capable of giving informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking individuals
  • Individuals with a known allergy to sunscreens
  • Individuals with a history of psoriasis, because phototherapy has been shown to be beneficial for their skin condition
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00826306


Locations
United States, California
University of California Davis Department of Dermatology
Sacramento, California, United States, 95816
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: April W Armstrong, MD University of California, Davis
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00826306     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200816689-1
First Submitted: January 20, 2009
First Posted: January 22, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 16, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
patient education
dermatology patient education
sunscreen
sunscreen education
skin cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Skin Diseases
Sunscreening Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dermatologic Agents