Comparison of Methods to Improve Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Rates in the Primary Care Setting.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01301534|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2013
|Condition or disease|
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm|
Approximately 1700 male patients (DoD beneficiaries) between the ages of 65-75 will be selected from their medical records. The information on the attached abstracted data sheet will be collected. As part of standard patient care operations, the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Departments will inform patients on the need to receive a AAA screening ultrasound, based on their primary care manager's (PCM) preference for clinical notification:
- Nurse initiated Telephone Consult (T-Con) (see attached)
- Mail-0ut Letter to the patient (see attached)
- Provider, Nurse and Technician Education with point-of-care patient referrals , Exam Room Flyer
- Control group (i.e. usual care)
The Provider, Nurse and Technician Education will consist of a presentation given by the Principal Investigator (see attached PowerPoint) to the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clinic staff and the posting of Exam Room Flyers in each Family Medicine and Internal Medicine exam room to prompt and encourage patient referrals for a AAA screening ultrasound.
Information requested on the attached abstracted data sheet will be used for initial identification of patients that should have a AAA screening ultrasound and again 3-4 months later to see if these same individuals received the procedure. All informational data sets will be totally de-identified by the Research Coordinator, Nellis Air Force Base, prior to releasing to the Principle Investigator.
The data will then be analyzed by Dr. Anneke Bush (WHMC statistician) and the results will be provided to the Principal Investigator for analysis.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1700 participants|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Methods to Improve Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Rates in the Primary Care Setting.|
|Study Start Date :||December 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2012|
1. Nurse initiated Telephone Consult (T-Con)
2. Mail-0ut Letter to the patient
3. Provider, Nurse and Technician Education with point-of-care patient referrals , Exam Room Flyer
4. Control group (i.e. usual care)
- improving screening rates for AAA [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Will the concerted use of (1) a nurse-initiated telephone consult (T-Con), (2) mail out reminder or (3) provider, nurse and technician education with point-of-care reminders be more successful than usual care at improving screening rates for AAA?
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01301534
|United States, Nevada|
|Michael O'Callaghan Federal Hospital/Nellis Air Force Base|
|Nellis AFB, Nevada, United States, 89191|
|Principal Investigator:||Ethan Zimmerman, M.D.||Michael O'Callaghan Federal Hospital/Nellis Air Force Base|