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VAGABOND: a Mnemonic to Aid in the Memory Retention of the Canadian CT Head Rule

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03565549
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 21, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ammar Al Kashmiri, Sultan Qaboos University

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness and usefulness of a simple one word mnemonic in the memory retention of the different components of the Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) in senior medical students and interns. The CCHR, a clinical decision rule used by emergency physicians to determine the need of head CT in the context of minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI). A rapid recall of the rule in the clinical setting would be expected to improve its utilization and overcome one of the barriers in its implementation. This would ultimately result in better utilization of resources and reduction in unnecessary exposure to radiation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Traumatic Brain Injury Education Behavioral: Mnemonic Behavioral: CCHR rule Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Double
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: VAGABOND: a Mnemonic to Aid in the Memory Retention of the Canadian CT Head Rule for Patients With Minor Head Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Interns and Senior Medical Students
Estimated Study Start Date : September 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 1, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Memory

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mnemonic
Intervention group will receive a mnemonic aid to remember the CCHR
Behavioral: Mnemonic
A mnemonic used as a memory aid

Active Comparator: CCHR rule
The control group will receive the CCHR only
Behavioral: CCHR rule
A list of the CCHR items




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. memory retention of the Canadian CT Head Rule [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    the effectiveness and usefulness of a simple one word mnemonic in the memory retention of the different components of the Canadian CT Head Rule



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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all final year medical students and interns

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none

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Responsible Party: Ammar Al Kashmiri, Senior consultant, Sultan Qaboos University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03565549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SultanQU
First Posted: June 21, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

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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 Ammar Al Kashmiri, Sultan Qaboos University:
Brain
Trauma
Medical education
Emergency department
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System