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Evaluation of Computerized Template Entry for Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examinations

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00988546
First Posted: October 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2009
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Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare C&P examination reports performed using a Compensation and Pension Examination Program (CPEP) computerized, templated documentation tool to a customary examination performed and then report dictated in quality, completeness, timeliness and veteran satisfaction.

Condition Intervention
Joint Diseases Other: Computer based template for exam documentation Other: Dictation for exam documentation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation of Computerized Template Entry for C&P Examinations

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • disability exam report quality [ Time Frame: upon completion of report, generally within 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • disability exam report data entry time [ Time Frame: upon creation of report ]
  • disability exam encounter time [ Time Frame: upon creation of report ]
  • disability exam patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: following exam ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Primary Completion Date: July 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
1
exam documentation performed using dictation
Other: Dictation for exam documentation
exam documentation performed using dictation, the standard practice
Experimental: 2
exam documentation performed using computer based template
Other: Computer based template for exam documentation
exam documentation performed using computer based template

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects for the current study included veterans scheduled for C&P examination of two or fewer joints at VA TVHS.
  • No ethnic or racial group or gender was excluded.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Veterans were excluded if they were scheduled:

    1. for examination of more than two joints,
    2. with other requested exam protocols in addition to joints
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00988546


Locations
United States, Tennessee
VA Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212-2637
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Theodore Speroff, PhD MS PhD VA Office of Research and Development
  More Information

Responsible Party: Speroff, Theodore - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00988546     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSRD-000-00F
First Submitted: September 30, 2009
First Posted: October 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Disability Evaluation
Joint Diseases
Joint Disability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases