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Johns Hopkins Interactive eGuide to Colonoscopy and Ipad Office Education to Improve Colonoscopy

This study has been completed.
Krames Staywell Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ellen Stein, MD, Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2012
Last updated: March 26, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
The investigators will attempt to improve the patient experience before colonoscopy. The investigators will provide an in-office ipad video series and an electronic web guide to help patients learn all the best ways to prepare for colonoscopy. The investigators will then follow the patients who receive this eGuide to colonoscopy and observe whether or not they enjoyed the additional access to information from their providers, and will monitor whether or not they were better prepared for their colonoscopy.

Condition Intervention
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Cancer Surveillance
Other: eGuide to Colonoscopy and in office ipad education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Integration of an Electronic Education System Into Colonoscopy: Improving Education, Consent and Compliance of Patients at Colonoscopy With an Ipad-based Secure Video Intervention

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Completion rate of colonoscopy procedure [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    Could the colonoscopy be completed in its entirety on the date scheduled?

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • preparation quality [ Time Frame: one day ]
    What was the quality of preparation as measured on the day of colonoscopy, preferably by the Boston Bowel Preparation score.

  • adenoma detection rate by provider [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Measurement of adenoma detection rate by provider for study patients.

  • Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    An individual patient satisfaction survey will be provided to patients via the eGuide to Colonoscopy web-portal and will assess their enjoyment and understanding. A patient satisfaction survey is employed by the division to random patients over a three month period. We will assess both of these to determine patient satisfaction with the study intervention.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility of intervention in practice [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    What is the feasibility of the intervention? Could providers and patients navigate the eGuide? Was theft a problem with having Ipads in the office space? Was the home webportal of the eGuide able to be accessed by patients receiving information in the office?

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention with eGuide to colonoscopy
The investigators will prospectively enroll and follow patients who receive the eGuide to Colonoscopy and determine benefit and satisfaction with the intervention as part of a pilot study.
Other: eGuide to Colonoscopy and in office ipad education
The investigators will follow patients who receive in office Ipad video education and at home web portal access to the Johns Hopkins eGuide to Colonoscopy.
Other Name: Educational intervention with eGuide to colonoscopy

Detailed Description:

This study would assess the ability of an e-intervention in patient education and instructions during peri-procedure and procedural day visits to improve the experience of gastroenterology procedures. This study would seek to show that through this alternative educational measure, there would be an increased show rate to colonoscopy appointments, an increased preparation quality, and an increase in patient understanding and satisfaction with the colonoscopy procedure. The investigators will attempt to track procedure completion rate and polyp detection rate for individual providers.

The e-intervention would be multimodal. In the pre-procedure setting, ipad would be able to provide a viewpoint for the video education, a template for the patients (or caregivers) to send themselves links to appropriate instructions to remind them of their obligations by secure email. This e-intervention would supplement traditional printed and website accessible instructions.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Undergoing Colonoscopy at Johns Hopkins
  • Ages 18 to 90
  • Access to email (themselves or designee)
  • Access to internet outside of physician visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to consent
  • Unwilling to participate
  • Unable to care for themselves
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01648504

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Krames Staywell Corporation
Principal Investigator: Ellen M Stein, MD Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Ellen Stein, MD, Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT01648504     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00070166
Study First Received: July 17, 2012
Last Updated: March 26, 2014

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
Screening colonoscopy
Electronic education
Patient education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017