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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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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02648308
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 7, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Denise Campbell, University of Alberta

Brief Summary:
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 lack confidence and are 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 comprehensive workshop provides medical residents with knowledge and training in obesity prevention and management through didactic lectures, experiential learning, and clinical practice. Participants were asked to complete and submit pre- and post- workshop assessment measuring self-reported confidence on aspects of weight management counselling, narrative reflections regarding the experiential components of the course, and measures to assess beliefs and attitudes towards people living with obesity. The purpose of our program evaluation was to assess the program's impact on residents' knowledge of obesity and attitude towards counselling patients with obesity, as well as to refine and further develop the course. Evaluation of the 5AsT-MD pilot project shows increases of residents' understanding of the complexity and chronicity of obesity, and an uptake of the 5As framework and tools by residents to improve confidence and success of their weight management practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Behavioral: Obesity Management Workshop

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
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)
Actual Study Start Date : October 8, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 6, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 27, 2017

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


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.



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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.

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

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Denise Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, University of Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02648308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00058323
First Posted: January 7, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018

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

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