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An Educational Intervention to Improve Disease Management Knowledge of Hospitalized Patients With COPD

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03323190
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Withdrawn due to low feasibility.)
First Posted : October 26, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 10, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rush University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to determine if inpatient COPD education would result in improved patient knowledge of COPD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Education Inpatients Behavioral: Inpatient COPD education Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

A prospective cohort study utilizing a pre-test/post-test design will be used to test a COPD education intervention on a convenience sample of 30 patients with a diagnosis of COPD. Study participants will complete the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease questionnaire (COPD-Q) to assess their COPD knowledge. Next, a respiratory therapist will provide the first scripted COPD education session. The patient will complete the COPD-Q 24 hours and 30 days post-discharge. Demographic data, smoking status, pack-years, COPD spirometry grade, COPD symptom and exacerbation grade, previous hospital admissions, support system for managing COPD, attendance at previous formal education for COPD, current and home medications, pulmonary function test (PFT) results, vaccinations, and level of education data will be collected. Data related to patient recruitment will also be collected. Means and standard deviation will be reported for interval data. Total frequency and percentages will be reported for nominal data, and median and 25th and 75th percentile will be reported for COPD severity. Repeated measures ANOVA (p< 0.05) will be used to evaluate if an inpatient COPD self-management intervention can increase the patient's knowledge of COPD after 24 hours and again at 30 days after the initial education session.

This study is expected to show that an inpatient education of COPD can increase the patient's COPD knowledge prior to discharge and that it will be retained for at least one month post-discharge.

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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: An Educational Intervention to Improve Disease Management Knowledge of Hospitalized Patients With COPD
Actual Study Start Date : August 30, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 30, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 30, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Inpatient COPD patient
All COPD patients meeting the inclusion criteria of this study will be exposed to inpatient COPD education and tested at a later date to determine if knowledge on COPD was gained.
Behavioral: Inpatient COPD education

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gained knowledge [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Change from baseline on the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Questionnaire (COPD-Q).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pulmonary rehab enrollment [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Number of subjects that have enrolled in pulmonary rehab.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of COPD
  • Spirometry confirmation of COPD either from chart or bedside spirometry i. FEV1(forced expiatory volume in 1 second)/FVC (forced vital capacity) <70% ii. FEV1 < 80% predicted
  • Willingness to participate
  • English-speaking
  • Working phone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitively impaired (including sedation)
  • Intubated
  • Non-English-speaking
  • Receiving palliative or hospice service
  • Enrolled in any other educational research s

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03323190

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United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
Adis Medical Writers. (2013). Managing coexistent asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older populations is challenging. Drugs & Therapy Perspectives, 29, 141-144.

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Responsible Party: Rush University Medical Center Identifier: NCT03323190    
Other Study ID Numbers: 15121607-IRB04
First Posted: October 26, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases