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Improving Informed Consent Process for Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yen-Ko Lin, Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01338480
First received: April 18, 2011
Last updated: April 5, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
  Purpose
This study is planning to develop the audiovisual videos and determine whether educational videos are superior to routine discussion for informing trauma patients in emergency department (ED) about risks, benefits, and alternatives to receiving surgery.

Condition Intervention
Trauma
Surgery
Other: video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Outcomes Assessor
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Improving Informed Consent Process for Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department

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Further study details as provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • knowledge score [ Time Frame: immediately after the intervention ]
    The primary outcome, patient understanding of the procedure, risks, benefits, and alternatives, will be determined by quantitative scores on the written examination


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • satisfaction [ Time Frame: immediately after the intervention ]
    Secondary outcomes include patient satisfaction with the informed consent process, determined by a five-point ordinal satisfaction scale.


Enrollment: 172
Actual Study Start Date: November 9, 2009
Study Completion Date: October 22, 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 22, 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: video
Participants in the intervention group watched an educational video illustrating informed consent information
Other: video
The videos will be developed and contain information on the procedure, risks, benefits, and alternatives of the surgery. The knowledge measure instrument will also be developed.
No Intervention: control
Participants in the control group read an informed consent document.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • scheduled to receive the surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • clinically unstable
  • refuse to participate
  • unable to understand the consent process for this study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01338480

Locations
Taiwan
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 807
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yen-Ko Lin, M.D. Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yen-Ko Lin, Attending Physician, Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01338480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KMUH-IRB-980361
Study First Received: April 18, 2011
Last Updated: April 5, 2017

Keywords provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:
trauma
surgery
informed consent

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Wounds and Injuries
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 25, 2017