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Communication Skills Training and Competency Assessment for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249170
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer McCallister MD, Ohio State University

Brief Summary:
Study to determine if pulmonary/critical care fellows will demonstrate increased competency in the behavioral skills necessary to facilitate family meetings focused on discussions of goals of care in the ICU from pre- to post-communication skills training.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Communication Behavioral: First year program Other: Control comparison Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The investigators hypothesize that pulmonary/critical care fellows will demonstrate increased competency in the behavioral skills necessary to facilitate family meetings focused on discussions of goals of care in the ICU from pre- to post-communication skills training.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Communication Skills Training and Competency Assessment for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows
Study Start Date : November 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Critical Care
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
First year fellow Behavioral: First year program
Information on group that underwent new educational program
Second Year Fellow Other: Control comparison
Information from group that did not undergo new first year program



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Subject self evaluation of training and skill [ Time Frame: Measured at basline (Month 0) ]
    Determine level of prior training in communication skills and assess trainee attitudes about goals of care communication training


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self versus trainer comparison assessment [ Time Frame: Measured at basline (Month 0), during intervention and End of Study (Month 12) ]
    Compare pulmonary/critical care fellows' self-report of confidence and competence in performing goals of care discussions during family meetings with faculty observed competence in performance of this skill.

  2. Evaluation of Effectiveness of intervention [ Time Frame: Measured at End of Study (Month 12) ]
    Evaluate the effectiveness of a behavioral skills checklist as a formative feedback tool to improve the ability of pulmonary/critical care fellows to utilize the five key elements of patient-centered communication

  3. Evaluate communication skills curriculum [ Time Frame: Measured at End of Study (Month 12) ]
    Determine the effect of the implementation of a communication skills curriculum for pulmonary/critical care fellows on the physician communication domain of family satisfaction survey scores in the ICU.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • First- and second-year pulmonary/critical care fellows

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01249170


Locations
United States, Ohio
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jennifer McCallister MD
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jennifer McCallister, M.D. Ohio State University

Responsible Party: Jennifer McCallister MD, Assistant Professor-Clinical, Ohio State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249170     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010B0299
First Posted: November 29, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by Jennifer McCallister MD, Ohio State University:
Communication skills