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Extension of the 5As Team Study for Improved Provider Obesity Management to Physicians and Medical Trainees (Part 2) (5AsT-MD2)

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Verified January 2016 by Denise Campbell-Scherer, University of Alberta
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Denise Campbell-Scherer, University of Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02648308
First received: October 21, 2015
Last updated: January 5, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
  Purpose
Results from the 5As Team (5AsT) Study have identified critical gaps in medical school curricula on obesity, leading to a wave of new family physicians who are unconfident and poorly equipped to manage obesity with their patients. In an effort to address this gap, all first year medical residents training in family medicine at the University of Alberta during the 2015/2016 year will be required to take a 2 day workshop in Obesity Management as part of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Course. The workshop will focus on knowledge, intangible skills and practicing the 5AsT approach to obesity management with patients of all demographics. The objective of the 5AsT MD2 study is to evaluate the impact of this workshop on the residents' attitudes and beliefs about obesity, as well as their level of confidence in using key aspects of the 5As of obesity management to help their patients. Participants will be asked to complete and submit pre- and post- knowledge assessments, narrative reflections and questionnaires assessing their beliefs and attitudes towards people living with obesity as part of their core requirements for the course. For those who consent to participate in the study and release their de-identified course assignments, we will evaluate the impact of the workshop using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The results will assist us in gaining information that may help us improve and further refine curricular materials for physicians and medical trainees.

Condition Intervention
Obesity Behavioral: Obesity Management Workshop

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Extension of the 5As Team Study for Improved Provider Obesity Management to Physicians and Medical Trainees (Part 2)

Further study details as provided by Denise Campbell-Scherer, University of Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in Attitudes Towards Obese Persons (ATOP) [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 weeks ]
    Self-reported measure about a person's attitudes towards obese persons to see whether their attitude towards people living with obesity changed as a result of the knowledge gained through the obesity management workshop.

  • Changes in Beliefs About Obese Persons (BAOP) [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 weeks ]
    Self-reported measure about a person's beliefs about obese persons to see whether their beliefs about people living with obesity changed as a result of the knowledge gained through the obesity management workshop.

  • Changes in Self-Reported Comfort Level (Pre- and Post- Assessment Scale) [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 weeks ]
    The pre- and post- questionnaire is a self-reported measure of the resident's comfort level around each of the 5 areas of the 5A's Obesity Management. Questions related to each element of the 5A's are rated using a 5 point Likert Scale.

  • Qualitative: Narrative Reflections [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 weeks ]
    Personal reflection on how the experience and the workshop made the person feel. These will be analyzed using qualitative analysis to see how the workshop may have affected views, beliefs and their practice.


Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Obesity Management Workshop
    Workshop provided to first year medical residents to improve confidence and skill when conducting weight management visits with patients
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
First year medical residents who are training in family medicine at the University of Alberta.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must be first year medical residents training in family medicine at the University of Alberta. They will be recruited from the Obesity Management Workshop that is a required component of their course on Doctor-Patient Relationships. All participants must be over the age of 18 and be able to communicate effectively in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • If participants are unable to communicate effectively in English, they will not be able to participate in the study. The Obesity Management Workshop will be presented in English and participants must be able to understand the presentation and written documents that they are being asked to complete.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02648308

Contacts
Contact: Melanie A Healtherington 780-492-1886 mnoakes@ualberta.ca
Contact: Adedayo Osunlana 780-492-1886 osunlana@ualberta.ca

Locations
Canada, Alberta
University of Alberta - Department of Family Medicine Recruiting
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Denise L Campbell-Scherer, MD University of Alberta, Department of Family Medicine
Principal Investigator: Arya Sharma University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Denise Campbell-Scherer, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, University of Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02648308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00058323
Study First Received: October 21, 2015
Last Updated: January 5, 2016

Keywords provided by Denise Campbell-Scherer, University of Alberta:
Education, Medical

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 26, 2017