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Web-based, Interactive Professional Education for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (WipeCOPD)

This study has been completed.
American College of Chest Physicians
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Identifier:
First received: June 17, 2011
Last updated: December 1, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

This study involves the development and evaluation of a web-based, interactive education program on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for primary care clinicians.

The research questions that this proposal addresses include:

  1. Can an interactive, web-based COPD course be developed to disseminate evidence-based, best practice recommendations to primary care clinicians?
  2. Can assessment tools be developed to evaluate the impact of the program on clinician behavior in clinical practice and on patient care?

Condition Intervention
Education of Primary Care Clinicians
Other: Education

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessment of an Interactive Education Tool to Disseminate Best Practice Recommendations on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to Primary Care

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in clinical practice [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinician knowledge and comprehension [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  • Clinician self-confidence [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Usual curriculum education program
Third year internal medicine residents
Other: Education
The third year internal medicine residents completed the usual curriculum for COPD and took one pretest and two posttests to validate the questions.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Third year internal medicine residents

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary care clinicians in training
  • willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Specialists
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01377675

United States, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
American College of Chest Physicians
  More Information

Responsible Party: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Identifier: NCT01377675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WipeCOPD
Study First Received: June 17, 2011
Last Updated: December 1, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017