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Study of Medical Student Use of Templates to Document Outpatient Asthma Care in Electronic Medical Record

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01043133
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2010
Results First Posted : August 12, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 12, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to measure the effectiveness of a social marketing-based medical education intervention on student use of evidence-based templates for documenting outpatient asthma care within an electronic medical record.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Disease Behavioral: social marketing-based medical education intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The purpose of the study was to measure the effectiveness of a physician-educator led clinical documentation workshop, embedded with 7 persuasive social-marketing based messages, on medical student response using a targeted asthma template. Stated differently, whether a physician-educator could "persuade" medical students to use an evidence-based EMR asthma template to document an outpatient mild persistent asthma encounter with a patient.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 155 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Social Marketing in Medical Education: Influencing Medical Student Use of Evidence-based Templates in Outpatient Documentation of Asthma Care Using an Electronic Medical Record
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention group Behavioral: social marketing-based medical education intervention
social-marketing based medical education intervention designed to influence medical student use of evidence-based templates. Led by physician instructor.
Other Name: persuasion
No Intervention: Control Group



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants Using Evidence-based Template to Document Asthma Care Within an Electronic Medical Record [ Time Frame: immediately after invervention and 30+ days in follow-up ]
    The primary outcome measure is a count of whether or not the research participant uses the electronic health record-based Asthma AIM form to document a simulated outpatient mild persistent asthma encounter at T1 (immediately following intervention) and T2 (upon completion of family medicine clerkship approximately 35 days later).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Note Completeness Score [ Time Frame: immediately after intervention and 30+ days in follow-up ]
    The Note Completeness Score is a total score (range 1-31)earned when a clinical encounter note is compared against a note completeness score assessment tool designed by our research team. The tool measures 11 documentation components of the outpatient note. Each of the 11 components are scaled either 0-1 or 0-4 based on perceived importance by our physician designers.



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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:

  • Third year medical student completing family medicine clerkship Uniformed Services University

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All students other than those listed above

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01043133


Sponsors and Collaborators
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Investigators
Study Director: Mark B. Stephens, MD, MS Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Responsible Party: Ronald W. Gimbel, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01043133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B02930
First Posted: January 6, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 12, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 12, 2011
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences:
electronic medical records
documentation templates
clinical encounter notes