Degree of Worry as a Predictor for Utilization of Acute Health Care
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02979457|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2018
The overall aim of the study is to construct a scale that systematically incorporates the callers' perspective in a "degree of worry - scale" and to explore the consequences for the actors in the system - caller, call-handler, and health care system.
This will be done through four independent studies.
- Is it possible to validate "the degree of worry" scale with the software system "Corti"?
- Does callers' degree of worry relieve after telephone consultation?
- Does call handlers' awareness of degree of worry affect triage outcome?
- Is callers' degree of worry a predictor of illness severity?
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Health Care Delivery Telephone Hotlines Patient Participation||Behavioral: Awareness of degree of worry||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||11340 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Care Provider)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Early Patient Involvement in Out-of-hours Health Care|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 24, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 15, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 1, 2018|
No Intervention: no awareness of Degree of Worry
Call handler is not made aware of caller's DOW on computer screen
Experimental: awareness of Degree of Worry
Call handler is made aware of caller's DOW on computer screen alongside patient information as address etc.
Behavioral: Awareness of degree of worry
degree of worry is a definition made for this project. It is roothed in coping psychology but has been influenced by the construct of self-rated health. Will blinding of DOW have an effect on triage outcome.
Other Name: DOW
- call-handlers awareness of callers' DOW affects triage outcome [ Time Frame: Call-handlers awareness of callers' DOW will be randomized during telephone consultation. ]outcome measures = triage outcome Triage outcome is the triage response given to the caller: direct admission, out-of-hours clinic consultation, home visit, se GP during office hours advice on self-care
- Does telephone consultation have a relieving effect on callers to a medical hotline? [ Time Frame: before and after measurement of DOW. After measurement is an computer assisted telephone datacollection 20 minutes and one hour after terminated call ]Depending if the after DOW measurement is completed the caller (telephone call) the caller will be resent a text message with the same question (DOW) twice.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02979457
|Ballerup, Denmark, 2750|
|Principal Investigator:||hejdi gamst-jensen, MSc||Emergency Medical Services, Copenhagen Denmark|