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Paper vs. Internet (P vs I)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01772459
First Posted: January 21, 2013
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2014
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Collaborator:
iACT - Innovations in Acute Care and Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia
  Purpose
Research has shown that questionnaires completed on the internet have the potential to provide more complete and honest data with fewer errors in a more efficient manner than questionnaires completed using the paper and pencil format. Despite the numerous advantages of internet-administered questionnaires, it is important to make sure that the internet questionnaires will yield comparable results to the well-established paper and pencil versions. No one has studied internet administration of scoliosis specific questionnaires in adolescents with scoliosis. The investigators will test whether the internet administration of scoliosis questionnaires is as reliable as the traditional paper and pencil version. The investigators predict that the internet-administered questionnaire will provide the same reliability as the paper-administered questionnaires.

Condition
Idiopathic Scoliosis Adolescent

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Internet-administered Adolescent Scoliosis Questionnaires Compared With Traditional Pencil and Paper Versions: a Randomized Crossover Design

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To test the reliability of the internet-administered PODCI and SRS-30 questionnaires in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    The reliability of internet-administered questionnaires will be determined by comparison to standard paper questionnaire implementation.


Enrollment: 139
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Paper/Paper
This group will complete paper questionnaires at baseline and two week follow up.
Paper/Internet
This group will complete paper questionnaires at baseline and internet questionnaires at two week follow up.
Internet/Paper
This group will complete internet questionnaires at baseline and paper questionnaires at two week follow up.
Internet/Internet
This group will complete internet questionnaires at baseline and two week follow up.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis will be asked to participate during visits to the orthopaedic spine clinic at BC Children's Hospital
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 10-18
  • Male or female
  • Diagnosis of Adolescent or Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Home access to computer and internet
  • Capable or oral and written communication in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to communicate in English
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01772459


Locations
Canada, British Columbia
British Columbia Children's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 3V4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
iACT - Innovations in Acute Care and Technology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chris Reilly, MD, FRCSC University of British Columbia
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01772459     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H10-01785
CW10-0184 ( Other Identifier: UBC C&W Research Ethics Board )
First Submitted: January 17, 2013
First Posted: January 21, 2013
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
Scoliosis
Adolescents
Questionnaire
Reliability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Scoliosis
Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases