A Randomized Trial of Clinical Decision Making in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Henry Ford Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: March 14, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine patient variables, physician presenter variables, and information variables that might affect clinical decision making in asymptomatic carotid stenosis. The hypothesis is that information variables are the most significant determinant of clinical decision making.

Condition Intervention
Carotid Stenosis
Other: One of 6 video presentation by one of 4 presenters

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: A Randomized Trial of Clinical Decision Making in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Further study details as provided by Henry Ford Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decision regarding surgery [ Time Frame: Approximately 2 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjects are asked to make a choice regarding surgery after watching a 30 second video.

Enrollment: 409
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Video presentation Other: One of 6 video presentation by one of 4 presenters


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No known history of carotid stenosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of dementia
  • Unable to read English
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01315288

United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Henry Ford Health System
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01315288     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACSCDM-1 
Study First Received: March 14, 2011
Last Updated: March 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Henry Ford Health System:
Medical decision making
Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carotid Stenosis
Constriction, Pathologic
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Carotid Artery Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Vascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016