A Pilot Study to Evaluate Educational Programs to Improve Fecal Incontinence Care in Nursing Homes (PEI)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01939821|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Fecal Incontinence Staffs' Attitudes||Behavioral: Educational and counselling program Behavioral: Educational program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study to Evaluate Feasibility of Educational Programs With Regard to Good Fecal Incontinence Care in Nursing Homes|
|Study Start Date :||September 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2014|
Experimental: Educational and counselling program
In addition to educational meeting and printed educational material the investigators will include the use of local opinion leaders and educational outreach
Behavioral: Educational and counselling program
Educational and counselling program: In addition to educational meeting and printed educational material the investigators will include the use of local opinion leaders and educational outreach . Local opinion leaders are defined as "use of providers nominated by their colleges as educationally influential". Opinion leadership is the degree to which an individual is able to influence other individual's attitudes or overt behavior informally in a desired way with relative frequency. Educational outreach is defined as "use of a trained person who meets with providers in their practice setting to give information with the intent of changing the providers practice."
Active Comparator: Educational program
The investigators want to organize the educational meetings as an interactive workshop that target knowledge, attitudes, and skills at the individual healthcare professional/peer group level.
Behavioral: Educational program
Educational program: Educational meeting and printed educational material Educational meeting is defined as "participation of healthcare providers in conference, lectures, workshops or traineeships". The investigators want to organize the educational meetings as an interactive workshop that target knowledge, attitudes, and skills at the individual healthcare professional/peer group level. Printed educational material is defined as "distribution of published or printed recommendations for clinical care, including clinical practice guidelines". In general, printed educational material target knowledge and potential skill gaps of individual healthcare professionals.
No Intervention: Control group
The control group will not receive any educational program. It represents the present real life in nursing homes.
- The proportion patients assessed by the clinical guidelines [ Time Frame: 3 months ]90% of the patients assessed by the clinical guideline
- Proportion of completed patient health questionnaires [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Response rate more than 80%
- Acceptable performance of multiple choice test measuring change in staff knowledge. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]80% claim that the test set understandable and relevant
- The proportion of missing data in each completed questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Less than 10%
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01939821
|Sør-Trøndelag University College|
|Trondheim, Norway, 7004|
|Principal Investigator:||Lene Blekken, DrPH||Norwegian University of Science and Technology|