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Tailored Internet Information Supply for Patients - Part 2

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00921453
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Medical expert systems in combination with portal searching meta-search engines are exploited to provide reliable patient-tailored information. A prototype of a web-based information system has been developed and is to be evaluated. Its aim is to answer the decisive question whether expert system guided internet meta-search provides a better information supply for patients seeking health information online then this is possible by using ordinary search engines or health portals. The research does neither investigate the influence of ethical nor legal aspects of internet health information supply.

Condition or disease
Headaches

Detailed Description:
The study is a follow-up of NCT00746408. It has been conducted because for the first study still not enough participants have been recruited. The study took part at Bamberg University in Germany with 140 participants.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 140 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Quality of Self-Diagnosis by Headache Patients Getting Tailored Internet Information - Part 2
Study Start Date : April 2009
Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Study Completion Date : April 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Headache
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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Intervention 1
Participants using the prototype to receive expert system guided tailored internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a common kind of headache.
Control 1
Participants using search engines and portals to gather internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a common kind of headache.
Intervention 2
Participants using the prototype to receive expert system guided tailored internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a less common kind of headache.
Control 2
Participants using search engines and portals to gather internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a less common kind of headache.


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Students and employees of Bamberg University.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • can use a computer
  • can surf the internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • is a medical expert
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00921453


Locations
Germany
Bamberg University
Bamberg, Germany, 96047
Sponsors and Collaborators
Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol
Bremen University of Applied Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wilfried Honekamp, MSc Health & Life Sciences University Tyrol, Austria
Study Director: Herwig Ostermann, Dr. Health & Life Sciences University Tyrol
Study Chair: Roland Staudinger, Prof. Health & Life Sciences University Tyrol, Austria
More Information

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Responsible Party: Wilfried Honekamp, Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00921453     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GWDiss3000490-2
First Posted: June 16, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol:
Internet
Information supply
Tailoring
Patient empowerment
Headaches
Meta-search
Consumer Health Information
Information Services
Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Systems

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Headache
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms