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Standardized Home Exercise Prescription Education

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03065296
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (The Investigator left the institution and was withdrarwn)
First Posted : February 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida

Brief Summary:
This project will encompass an evaluation of the educational value of having evidence based home exercise protocols available for family medicine residents in regard to the prescription of home exercise treatment for common musculoskeletal conditions. Investigators will be evaluating resident knowledge on home exercise prescription as well as their level of comfort in educating their patients before and after a series of didactic sessions and implementation of exercise protocols.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Behavior Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Behavioral: Musculoskeletal (MSK) Prescription Didactic Lectures Other: Musculoskeletal (MSK) home exercise hand-outs Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study aims to fill the gap in this area of the literature pertaining to home exercise prescription. The justification of this study's scientific merit comes from the lack of literature and the need for research in this area. There have been multiple studies that have shown different exercise modality treatments for common musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints significantly improve both disability and overall quality of life. Despite the evidence of the short and long term effectiveness of exercise based therapies, there is a general lack of confidence of residents in prescribing and teaching patients rehab exercises.Additionally, many of the patients seen in the University of Florida (UF) Family medicine residency program cannot afford or do not have time to attend physical therapist led rehab sessions. This makes physician led education and the ability of prescribing exercise based treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints a very important component of patient care.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Standardized Home Exercise Prescription: Education of Family Medicine Residents
Actual Study Start Date : March 15, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Musculoskeletal (MSK) Exercise Prescription
  • Phase I: Residents will be surveyed as to their knowledge and confidence in both diagnosing specific musculoskeletal (MSK) issues and prescribing the correct home rehabilitation regimen.
  • In between phase 1 and phase 2 there will be a series of didactic lectures to educate resident on home exercise prescription and get them familiarized with the handouts.
  • Phase II: Residents will be surveyed again in May 2017 with the same multiple choice questions and Likert style confidence scales from phase 1

The survey will consist of multiple choice and short essay questions, focused on the most common musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries seen in the primary care setting.

Behavioral: Musculoskeletal (MSK) Prescription Didactic Lectures
In between phase 1 and phase 2 there will be a series of didactic lectures to educate resident on home exercise prescription and get them familiarized with the handouts.

Other: Musculoskeletal (MSK) home exercise hand-outs
In between phase 1 and phase 2, residents will use home exercise hand-outs readily available and educate their patients in regards to those.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in knowledge about Musculoskeletal (MSK) Exercises [ Time Frame: at 6 months ]
    Knowledge scores should be at least overall 80% regarding MSK rehabilitation exercises.

  2. Confidence in educating patients about Musculoskeletal (MSK) Exercises [ Time Frame: at 6 months ]
    Improvement of at least 20% in Medical Residents' confidence regarding education of Musculoskeletal (MSK) to patients


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Confidence in prescribing Musculoskeletal (MSK) Exercises to patients [ Time Frame: at 6 months ]
    Improvement of at least 20% in Medical Residents' confidence regarding prescription of Musculoskeletal (MSK) exercises

  2. Improvement in prescribing Musculoskeletal (MSK) Exercises to patients [ Time Frame: at 6 months ]
    Prescription scores should be at least overall 80% regarding MSK rehabilitation exercises



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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Resident of the Family Medicine Department at the University of Florida.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03065296


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Charlie Michaudet, MD University of Florida
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Responsible Party: University of Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03065296    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB201602626
First Posted: February 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 21, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: No individual participant data (IPD) will be shared.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Behavior
education
medical residents
knowledge
confidence
skills assessment