Interdisciplinary Pituitary Disorders Centre of Excellence: Assessment of Patient Education Tools
|Pituitary Neoplasms Prolactinoma ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma Gigantism Growth Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma||Other: Educational Intervention|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Interdisciplinary Pituitary Disorders Centre of Excellence: Assessment of Patient Education Tools|
- The level of knowledge that patients have of their condition before and after reviewing the materials provided, and ease of use of educational materials and user satisfaction [ Time Frame: 1-2 yrs ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Educational Intervention
Educational Intervention - Access to educational materials provided (i.e. website, videos, brochure)
Other: Educational Intervention
A brochure and access to a website including videos that contain detailed information about pituitary disorders will serve as the educational intervention.
No Intervention: No Intervention/Use of Own Resources
No educational materials are provided to participants, but they can use their own resources
This study involves a formative evaluation of the health literacy resources that we have already developed. We see approximately 60 new patients a year with pituitary disorders, plus the follow-up patients: all of these patients will be offered the opportunity to participate in the study. These materials include a website (containing videos, illustrations and written materials) and plain language educational brochures. The educational materials include information that patients will need throughout their experience with a pituitary tumour, ranging from the signs and symptoms of tumours, to long-term post-operative lifestyle changes. This evaluation will be a mixed-methods evaluation.
Part A (Think aloud) will use "think-aloud" processes to evaluate the usefulness and ease of use of a website that we have developed with patients and their families.
Part B (Resource assessment) will involve the use of questionnaires followed by semi-structured interviews with patients and families before and after using the resources.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01775332
|Contact: Stanley Zhang, B.M.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|St. Michael's Hospital||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B1T8|
|Contact: Stanley Zhang, B.M. 416-864-5312 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Michael Cusimano, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Cusimano, MD, PhD||St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto|