Stories to Educate Patients With Ankle, Foot, and Knee Injuries
Recruitment status was Not yet recruiting
Study will test the use of narratives on patient satisfaction and translation of an evidence-based approach to the use of X-rays for leg injuries in the Emergency Department (ED). The investigators will identify patients with foot, ankle, or knee injuries for whom X-rays are determined to not be needed. On discharge, patients will receive the current fact-based sheet or that plus a narrative explaining the work-up and treatment of these injuries. Outcomes will be assessed by a survey measuring patient satisfaction and understanding.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Comparative Effectiveness of Descriptive Versus Narrative Emergency Department Discharge Instructions for Patient Education on Unnecessary Testing for Ankle, Foot and Knee Injuries|
- Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 5 minutes after intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
To measure patient satisfaction, we will use a validated survey instrument. The survey asks patients 5 questions, which they answer by providing responses on a 5-point scale ranging from "Poor" to "Excellent." The questions include:
- My satisfaction with the amount of time spent with me by the person who evaluated and treated me was....
- The explanation I received of how my illness should be treated was...
- The way the health care provider treated me was...
- My overall satisfaction with my visit was...
- Your care provider determined that you did not need an X-ray for your injury. What is your level of satisfaction with that decision?
|Study Start Date:||March 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This arm will receive information regarding leg injuries and X-ray usage in narrative form in addition to standard of care discharge information.
Narrative form as described above.
Placebo Comparator: Control
This arm will receive a blank piece of paper in addition to the standard of care discharge information.
Blank piece of paper
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01810523
|Contact: Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania||Not yet recruiting|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Principal Investigator: Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MS|