Trial record 3 of 381 for:    preeclampsia

Improving Patient Understanding of Preeclampsia

This study has been completed.
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Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2010
Last updated: July 22, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
Participants counseled with the preeclampsia educational tool will have a better understanding of preeclampsia than those not counseled using the tool.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: No intervention for this arm
Behavioral: ACOG education pamphlet on preeclampsia
Behavioral: Preeclampsia education tool

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Improving Patient Understanding of Preeclampsia

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved understanding of preeclampsia [ Time Frame: one week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Understanding of preeclampsia will be assessed through a questionnaire that asks a series of closed ended questions about preeclampsia as well as a single open ended question. This questionnaire has been used in a prior study and has proven to be a useful assessment of patient knowledge.

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1 Behavioral: No intervention for this arm
No educational literature will be offered to this group
Active Comparator: 2 Behavioral: ACOG education pamphlet on preeclampsia
The ACOG pamphlet on preeclampsia will be offered to this group
Experimental: 3 Behavioral: Preeclampsia education tool
The newly created preeclampsia educational tool will be offered to this group


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 12-40 weeks pregnant
  • No significant hearing or vision impairment
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active diagnosis of preeclampsia
  • Significant hearing or vision impairment
  • Non-English speaking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01119183

United States, Illinois
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: William Grobman, MD, MBA, Associate Professor, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT01119183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU00006039
Study First Received: April 23, 2010
Last Updated: July 22, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
Patient understanding and counseling

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on November 27, 2015