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Use of a Training Video to Teach Medical Students About Health Literacy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cliff Coleman, Oregon Health and Science University Identifier:
First received: October 25, 2011
Last updated: October 14, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
  1. Briefly describe the purpose of this protocol: This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational training video on the topic of health literacy for medical students.
  2. Briefly summarize how participants are recruited: OHSU medical students attending mandatory trainings on the topic of health literacy during the 1st and 2nd years of medical school will be invited to participate in the study.
  3. Briefly describe the procedures subjects will undergo: Completion of a short self-administered anonymous survey before and after viewing a 23-minute video about health literacy.
  4. If applicable, briefly describe survey/interview instruments used: A 12-item pre-test questionnaire and 13-item post-test questionnaire designed to assess individuals' knowledge about health literacy, and intended clinical practices with respect to health literacy.
  5. If this is a clinical trial using an experimental drug and/or device, or an approved drug and/or device used for an unapproved purpose, briefly describe the drug and/or device: n/a
  6. Briefly describe how the data will be analyzed to address the purpose of the protocol: Demographics and responses to individual items will be reported as frequencies and percentages within the sample. The investigators will use a chi-square analysis to stratify responses by demographic groups and t-tests to measure possible changes over time.

Condition Intervention
Health Literacy
Behavioral: health literacy training video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Use of a Training Video to Teach Medical Students About Health Literacy

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Further study details as provided by Cliff Coleman, Oregon Health and Science University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in knowledge [ Time Frame: immediately following the intervention, and at 12-month follow-up ]
    The investigators will measure knowledge about health literacy before and after an educational intervention

Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: training intervention
Students participating in didactic training
Behavioral: health literacy training video
participants will watch a training video


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1st-year medical student at OHSU

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01460953

United States, Oregon
OHSU School of Medicine
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Health and Science University
Principal Investigator: Clifford A Coleman, MD, MPH Oregon Health and Science University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cliff Coleman, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University Identifier: NCT01460953     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OHSU IRB00007828
Study First Received: October 25, 2011
Last Updated: October 14, 2015

Keywords provided by Cliff Coleman, Oregon Health and Science University:
Medical student Knowledge processed this record on May 25, 2017