Arthritis Health Journal Proof of Concept Study (AHJ)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01941433|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2018
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||Behavioral: Arthritis Health Journal||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||95 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Proof of Concept Study of the Arthritis Health Journal, a Patient Passport for Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Study Start Date :||September 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2016|
Experimental: Arthritis Health Journal
Participants in this group will use the Arthritis Health Journal in the first 6 months of study.
Behavioral: Arthritis Health Journal
Participants in this group will receive a delayed intervention. They will receive usual care for the first 6 months of study, during which time they will contribute control data, and they will use the Arthritis Health Journal in the second 6 months of study, during which time they will contribute intervention data.
Behavioral: Arthritis Health Journal
- Self-Management Behaviours [ Time Frame: 6 months ]We will use the overall score from the Partners in Health Scale, an 11 item questionnaire based on the principles of self-management, which measures people's ability to engage in behaviours for the self-management of a chronic disease.
- Self-Efficacy [ Time Frame: 6 months ]We will use the Stanford Self-Efficacy Scale to measure patient's confidence in their ability to perform certain actions to manage their disease and cope with the consequences of their disease. Specifically we will include the "Manage Arthritis Symptoms", "Manage Disease in General", and "Communicate with Physician" subscales.
- Consumer Effectiveness [ Time Frame: 6 months ]We will use the Effective Consumer (EC-17) scale to measure patient's ability to deal with a chronic condition and make decisions about their health care. We will use the global EC-17 score, as well as results to individual questions (6, 7, 9, and 13) which were selected for their relevance to our intervention.
- Patient Satisfaction with Care [ Time Frame: 6 months ]We will use the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire to measure satisfaction with care and patient-physician interactions.
- Self-Management Behaviours [ Time Frame: 6 months ]We will measure the results of individual questions 7 to 11 from the Partners in Health Scale, which specifically measure involvement in aspects of care relevant to our intervention.
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
- Be under the ongoing care of a rheumatologist
- Be comfortable using a computer and online applications
- Have access to an Internet connection
- Be able to read and write English without needing a translator
- Younger than 18 years of age;
- Diagnoses of arthritis other than rheumatoid arthritis
- not under the ongoing care of a rheumatologist
- not comfortable using a computer
- lack of Internet access
- inability to read and write in English without a translator
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01941433
|Canada, British Columbia|
|Arthritis Research Centre of Canada|
|Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V6X 2C7|
|Principal Investigator:||Diane Lacaille, MD MHSc||Arthritis Research Centre of Canada|
|Responsible Party:||Diane Lacaille, Principal Investigator, University of British Columbia|
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|First Posted:||September 13, 2013 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||June 29, 2018|
|Last Verified:||June 2018|
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