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Comparison Between Interactive Internet-based Education and Counseling for the Management of Acne With That of Internet-based Education Alone

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02031718
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 9, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study will develop and evaluate the efficacy of an Internet-based education program incorporating virtual coaching. For this study, the virtual coach will consist of online videos aimed at providing acne education and promoting behaviors that support healthy skin. The use of Web-based technologies and virtual coaching in acne-related patient education is novel, and may significantly improve clinical outcomes and quality of life in acne patients. We hypothesize that an interactive Internet-based education and counseling program will be more effective than Internet-based education alone in improving clinical outcomes and quality of life in acne patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Acne Vulgaris Behavioral: Virtual Counseling

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 98 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison Between Interactive Internet-based Education and Counseling for the Management of Acne With That of Internet-based Education Alone
Study Start Date : January 2014
Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Study Completion Date : July 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acne
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Online Education
Experimental: Online Education & Virtual Counseling
Online virtual counseling
Behavioral: Virtual Counseling


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acne Lesion Counts (Inflammatory and Non-inflammatory) [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dermatology Life Quality Index [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Knowledge [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of mild to moderate acne vulgaris
  • 13 years of age or older at time of assent, may be men or women.
  • Able read and understand English.
  • Able to hear and see the educational videos.
  • Access to computer with Internet access.
  • Capable of giving informed consent.
  • Not currently using any prescription acne treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking individuals.
  • Self-reported exposure to environmental or chemical comedogenic agents
  • Women with self-reported hyperandrogenism (e.g., PCOS)
  • Women self-reporting current use of any form of specific acne-directed hormonal therapy
  • Men or women with self-reported history of Cushing syndrome or congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02031718


Locations
United States, California
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Audrey Wang, MD University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: April W Armstrong, MD, MPH University of Colorado, Denver
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02031718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 511572
First Posted: January 9, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Vulgaris
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Sebaceous Gland Diseases