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Effect of Educational Intervention in Patients With Low-Risk Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00932711
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2009 by Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : July 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if educational intervention is effective in reducing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with low-risk disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Behavioral: Educational brochures Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
There is growing evidence about the effectiveness of case management in preventing adverse events in patients with high-risk chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD). But the majority of COPD patients belong to the low-risk category. We propose that a less intense educational intervention will have a similar beneficial effect in reducing hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits in this larger group of low-risk COPD patients.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 4000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Limited Intervention in Low Risk(Tier 3) COPD Patients
Study Start Date : July 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: COPD Lung Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Educational intervention
Subjects in this group will receive educational brochures about management of COPD
Behavioral: Educational brochures
A locally developed educational brochure containing information about smoking cessation, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination, regular exercise, compliance with prescribed COPD therapy and recognition of symptoms, along with a goal setting questionnaire




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Combined frequency of admissions and ED visits for COPD over 1 year. [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient knowledge of COPD will be compared. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Use of respiratory medications will be compared [ Time Frame: 1 year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Spirometrically confirmed COPD in VISN23 registry. FEV1/FVC <70%.

Exclusion Criteria:Hospital admissions or ED visits in the VISN23 disease registry for COPD within last one year


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00932711


Locations
United States, Minnesota
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kathryn Rice, MD Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Responsible Party: Kathryn Rice, MD, Minneapolis VA Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00932711     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4140-B
First Posted: July 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center:
COPD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Chronic Disease
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes