Improving Osteoporosis Care in a Home Health Setting
Study aims to improve osteoporosis care through patient tailored education materials in a group-randomized trial of patients referred to home health care with a history of fracture and/or an osteoporosis diagnosis. Project investigators will conduct telephone surveys and examine electronic medical record data to assess fracture related morbidity and mortality, osteoporosis treatment and adherence, and use of calcium and vitamin D supplements.
We hypothesize that patients that receive the intervention materials will be more likely to initiate or maintain osteoporosis treatment.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
- Initiation/Maintenance of Anti-osteoporosis prescription medication [ Time Frame: Three months post initial survey ]
- Initiation/Maintenance of calcium and vitamin D [ Time Frame: Three months post initial survey ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Patient Tailored Magazine
Patient responses from computer assisted telephone interviews will be used to develop a patient tailored educational magazine.
Other: patient magazine
patient magazine individually tailored to patient's prior feedback
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01109472
|Principal Investigator:||Jeffrey R Curtis, MD, MPH||University of Alabama at Birmingham|