Teaching Improved Communication To Adolescents and Clinicians (TicTac)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03152045|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 11, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Communication Improvement Between Adolescent and Clinician||Behavioral: Communication Intervention||Not Applicable|
The investigators propose a randomized pilot trial across two health systems, Duke University and University of Michigan to evaluate the effect of Feedback Guides on clinician-adolescent communication about high-risk behaviors.
- The investigators consent clinicians prior to any patient recruitment.
- When a patient aged 12-21 years arrives for an annual visit and is a patient of a consented clinician, the front desk staff will provide the teen with an iPad tablet.
- As part of standard clinical care, all teens will complete the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) questionnaire on the tablet privately (either in waiting room or in clinic room while waiting for the provider).
- The patient and parent will then review a study explanation and informed consent on the tablet and sign electronically if they agree to participate. The study clinician will review the informed consent with the patient and answer any questions.
- Participating teens will then complete a brief baseline survey and those randomized to the intervention arm will print the visit conversation guides using a wireless study printer connected to the tablet. The guides will print in a designated nursing area and clinic staff will add the printed guides to visit-related paperwork for the patient and clinician to use during the visit.
- The teen patient audio records the encounter on the tablet.
- The patient completes post-visit patient survey on tablet.
- The clinician completes a post-visit survey on paper.
- The patient returns tablet to clinic staff.
- The iPad will be connected to a study workstation, where the iTunes application will be used to transfer the audio file from the Voice Memos app to the workstation and then to it's final destination on the file server. Once the transfer has been confirmed, using iTunes, the audio file will be deleted from both the iPad and the workstation, including any residual versions of the audio file.
- Three months after the encounter, staff will provide participating patients a link to a REDCap survey (not the survey itself). The link will be sent using the preferred method selected by the patient through a question in the baseline survey - email or short message service (SMS). To protect the confidentiality of the responses, we will also provide the participant a code to access the REDCap follow-up survey. This will prevent others from accessing the survey results.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||36 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||
Interventional: to evaluate the effect of Feedback Guides on clinician-adolescent communication about hight-risk behaviors.
Control: standard of care
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Teaching Improved Communication To Adolescents and Clinicians|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 25, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 29, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 29, 2018|
Experimental: Communication Intervention
Investigators are testing the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a systems intervention that asks adolescents to report their risk behaviors before their encounter. Both clinicians and patients will receive a Feedback Guide that gives them tips on effective ways to communicate about these behaviors.
Behavioral: Communication Intervention
In this study, Investigators are testing the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a systems intervention that asks adolescents to report their risk behaviors before their encounter. Both clinicians and patients will receive a Feedback Guide that gives them tips on effective ways to communicate about these behaviors.
No Intervention: Standard Of Care
Investigators will compare patients randomized into the intervention group to those who receive standard of care.
- Feasibility as measured by recruitment number [ Time Frame: 9 months ]We will consider the intervention feasible if we recruit 20 adolescent patients and up to 10 clinicians per site.
- Acceptability [ Time Frame: 9 months ]To determine acceptability, we will examine patients' reports of rated helpfulness of the intervention. To be deemed acceptable, 75% would have to rate it as a "4" or "5" on the 5-point scale
- Patient perceived provider empathy as measure by a summed 10-question scale [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]We will assess patient perceived provider empathy with a summed 10-question scale (α=0.95; e.g., "Thinking about your visit with your doctor, how was your doctor at fully understanding your concerns?" (1= Not at all good and 5= Extremely good)).
- Patient perceived autonomy support using a 15 question scale [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]We will assess patient autonomy support using a 15 question scale (a=0.95;e.g., "I feel that my physician has provided me choices and potions" (1=Strongly disagree and 5=Strongly agree).
- Patient's self rated participation in the encounter [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]We will assess patient's self rated participation in the encounter using a five-point Likert-type scale (i.e., 1 "Not at all good" - 5 "Extremely good")
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03152045
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705|
|Duke University Medical Center - Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Principal Investigator:||Kathryn Pollak, PhD||Duke University|