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Basel Discharge Communication Project (BACOP)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01540266
First Posted: February 28, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  Purpose
Assessing whether structuring of discharge information improves the sender's recall capacity

Condition Intervention
Emergency Service, Hospital Information Structuring Physician-Patient Relations Communication Procedure: Information structuring Procedure: no information structuring

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: BACOP - Basel Discharge Communication Project - Study 3

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Items Recalled From the Communication in the Video [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    The students in the structured condition and the students in the non-structured condition were independently shown a video in which the same physician conveyed the identical 28 items of information to an older patient (played by an actor) in either structured or non-structured form. The key memory measure of interest was immediate recall performance expressed as the number of items recalled from the overall 28 items in the two videos. Participants' recall protocols were evaluated by two independent raters, one of whom rated all protocols and the other, only a subset of them. Analyses of the agreement between the two raters resulted in a Cohen's kappa of 0.74, indicating substantial interrater reliability according to Landis and Koch (35). In case of disagreement between the two raters, consensus was reached through joint analysis and discussion of the protocols.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Estimates of the Quality of the Communication [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
  • Estimates of the Current Status [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]

Enrollment: 242
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: first year psychology_structured
First year psychology students who watched the video where the physician gives structured information to the patient
Procedure: Information structuring
Students were independently shown one of two videos in which the same physician conveyed the identical 28 items of information to an older patient (played by an actor) in either structured or non-structured form
Active Comparator: First year psychology_non-structured
First year psychology students who watched the video where the physician gives non-structured information to the patient
Procedure: no information structuring
Students were independently shown one of two videos in which the same physician conveyed the identical 28 items of information to an older patient (played by an actor) in either structured or non-structured form
Experimental: First year medical_structured
First year medical students who watched the video where the physician gives structured information to the patient
Procedure: Information structuring
Students were independently shown one of two videos in which the same physician conveyed the identical 28 items of information to an older patient (played by an actor) in either structured or non-structured form
Active Comparator: First year mediclal_non-structured
First year medical students who watched the video where the physician gives non-structured information to the patient
Procedure: no information structuring
Students were independently shown one of two videos in which the same physician conveyed the identical 28 items of information to an older patient (played by an actor) in either structured or non-structured form
Experimental: Third year medical_structured
Third year medical students who watched the video where the physician gives structured information to the patient
Procedure: Information structuring
Students were independently shown one of two videos in which the same physician conveyed the identical 28 items of information to an older patient (played by an actor) in either structured or non-structured form
Active Comparator: Third year medical_non-structured
Third year medical students who watched the video where the physician gives non-structured information to the patient
Procedure: no information structuring
Students were independently shown one of two videos in which the same physician conveyed the identical 28 items of information to an older patient (played by an actor) in either structured or non-structured form

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion criteria Students of Psychology and Medicine from the Universities of Basel, Switzerland, and Mannheim, Germany

Exclusion criteria Participants being younger than 18 years will not be included because of limited ability to give informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01540266


Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital
Basel, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Investigators
Study Chair: Selina Ackermann, M.Sc. Basel University Hospital
  More Information

Publications:

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01540266     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR13I3_140651
First Submitted: February 22, 2012
First Posted: February 28, 2012
Results First Submitted: March 2, 2015
Results First Posted: March 31, 2015
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
physician-patient communication
information structuring
emergency department

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes