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Comparison Between Asynchronous Online Care Model With Usual In Office Care for the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00985894
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, Davis

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine if an asynchronous online model of teledermatology can achieve similar clinical outcomes as compared to conventional in-office care for the management of atopic dermatitis. The investigators also aim to determine the effects of this online care model on patient quality of life as well as patient and physician satisfaction.

The investigators' hypotheses include the following:

  1. Compared to in-person visits, the online care model will result in similar clinical improvement in atopic dermatitis disease severity.
  2. Compared to in-person visits, the online care model will result in similar improvements in quality of life.
  3. Providers and subjects in the online group will achieve a similar level of overall satisfaction as those in the in-person group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atopic Dermatitis Other: Online Teledermatology Care Other: Conventional in Office Care Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 183 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Comparison Between Asynchronous Online Care Model for the Management of Atopic Dermatitis With That of Face-to-Face, Office Visits
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eczema

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Teledermatology
Online Telemedicine Group
Other: Online Teledermatology Care
Patients randomized to the intervention group will have their scheduled follow-up visits online via store and forward teledermatology.
Other Name: Health care service modality

Active Comparator: Usual Care
Conventional in-office care
Other: Conventional in Office Care
Patients randomized to the control group will have their scheduled follow-up visits via conventional in office care.
Other Name: Health care service modality




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks ]
  2. Patient-oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 4 years or older at time of consent, may be male or female.
  • Meet the Hanifin diagnostic criteria for atopic dermatitis.
  • Capable of giving informed consent (for patients less than 18 years of age, assent will be obtained from the minor and informed consent will be obtained from a legal guardian).
  • Able to image their skin or have someone do it for them.
  • Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  • Have access to a computer with internet connection, a digital camera, and an e-mail address.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non English speaking patients.
  • Patients requiring systemic treatment (e.g., cyclosporine, phototherapy).
  • Patients requiring close laboratory monitoring.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00985894


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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00985894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200917162
First Posted: September 29, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
Teledermatology
Telemedicine
Atopic Dermatitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Atopic
Eczema
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases