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Evaluation of Internet-Based CME for Wet-cupping Providers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03235895
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 1, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Brief Summary:
A randomized controlled Trial to evaluate the internet based CME for wet cupping providers in Saudi Arabia

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Educational Problems Other: Educational material Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Research problem:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is widely used in Saudi Arabia. As wet-cupping practice regulation and licensing had been established the need increased to develop a system of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for wet-cupping providers. E-learning grown steadily to become a popular approach in medical education with the fast-evolving technologies made it possible to develop and implement a high-quality Internet-based CME. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of Internet-based CME with conventional CME in the field of complementary medicine.

Research Significance:

Aiming to control the training to guarantee evidenced-based quality care while facing the challenge of increased number of licensed cupping providers who needs CME hours to maintain and improve their practice. There is a need for a study to evaluate if the internet-based technique can help overcome the challenge and to increase the number and improve the quality of CME activities.

Research Objectives:

To evaluate the effect of internet-based CME activity on knowledge, knowledge retention and intellectual skills in wet-cupping providers compared with conventional CME activity. Moreover, to develop a model of a blended CME activity using the online platform to conduct a flipping classroom CME activity in complementary medicine.

Research Methodology:

Randomised, open, comparative controlled trial. Participants will be selected from a list of the registered cupping providers. Using a list of registered cupping providers (sample frame) a sample will be selected randomly using computer generated number. After taking informed consent participants will be allocated randomly into three groups; 1) Internet-based CME activity group; 2) Conventional CME activity group, and 3) control group (waitlist) receiving no intervention. Data will be explored for distribution, and the appropriate methods of presentation and testing of differences will be selected accordingly. Two-tailed values of p<0.05 will be considered statistically significant. Immediate knowledge score, Retention Knowledge rate and skills score will be compared within and between the groups.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation of Internet-Based CME for Wet-cupping Providers: Randomized Controlled Trial
Estimated Study Start Date : September 25, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 25, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 10, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Internet based
  • Six days of Instructional online CME educational material using Test-Enhanced E-Learning strategy.
  • Followed by one day face to face CME activity
Other: Educational material
Educational material given as a part of CME activity as through enhanced internet method
Other Name: CME

Active Comparator: Face to Face
Three days face to face Conventional CME educational materials
Other: Educational material
Educational material given as a part of CME activity as through enhanced internet method
Other Name: CME

No Intervention: Wait listed
No CME activity will be given



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge score [ Time Frame: Day 0 and day 7 ]
    To measure the change the knowledge score within and between the internet-based CME group, the conventional CME group, and the control group before and immediately after the intervention


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge score [ Time Frame: Day 7 and day 14 ]
    to asses the change in knowledge score knowledge between day 7 and day 14



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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Physicians, nurses, physiotherapists
  • Passed the Compulsory wet cupping training course within the last three years.
  • Available during the study periods.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unaccredited wet cupping training courses.
  • Accredit courses more than three Years

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03235895


Contacts
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Contact: Mohamed K Khalil, MD 00966504955087 statkhl@hotmail.com

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Saudi Arabia
Investigators
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Study Chair: Moahmed Khalil, MD National Center for Complmentary and Alternative Medicine
Principal Investigator: Abdullah AlMudiaheem, MBBS National Center for Complmentary and Alternative Medicine
Study Director: Nasser Al-Hamdan College of Medicine

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Responsible Party: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Saudi Arabia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03235895     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: nccam_1_2017
First Posted: August 1, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No