Decreasing Medication Errors by Caregivers Using a Health Literacy Intervention
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01294501|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (PI left the institution)
First Posted : February 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Medication Administration Medication Errors||Other: Medication administration educational module||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||132 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Decreasing Medication Errors by Caregivers Using a Health Literacy Intervention|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2013|
Experimental: Fever assessment and management
Medication administration educational module for low literacy subjects on how to administer common medications appropriately and safely.
Other: Medication administration educational module
The Research Assistant (RA) will enter the subject's language (English or Spanish), the type of medicine (tablet/capsule, liquid, or ointment) from the antibiotic prescription, and the frequency (once a day, twice a day, three times a day, four times a day) from the antibiotic prescription into the web-based educational module on medication administration so that a tailored module will be setup for the subject. The subject will then view the educational interactive module. After the subject is done with the module, the RA will administer a verbal post-test. The post-test will include questions on medication administration as well as questions on fever assessment and management.
Other Name: Health Literacy Intervention
- Score on the telephone interview post-test [ Time Frame: 48-72 hours post Emergency Department visit ]Subject scores will be dichotomized in the follow way: anything less than 100% will be considered incorrect, a score of 100% will be considered correct.
- Prevalence of perfect performance on each element of the questionnaire [ Time Frame: 48-72 hours post Emergency Department visit ]Each answer on the telephone interview post-test will be dichotomized into a correct/incorrect answer.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01294501
|United States, New York|
|Columbia University Medical Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Principal Investigator:||Anupama Subramony, MD, MBA||Columbia University|