Mobile Learning to Improve Clinician's Ability to Break Bad News
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03804918|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 15, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2019
A pre-post mixed methods pilot study. All participants granted access to a breaking bad news mobile learning resource (VitalTips).
Baseline and post-intervention questionnaires, pre- and post-intervention simulated patient encounters, and post-intervention semi-structured interviews.
To assess if a selected breaking bad news mobile learning resource can improve the ability of clinicians to break bad news.
15-20 junior doctors and nurses working within two NHS hospitals trusts and one private hospital in England.
January 2018 to August 2019.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Education||Other: VitalTips mobile application||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||A pre-post mixed methods pilot study.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Mobile Learning Resources as a Tool for Improving Clinician's Ability to Break Bad News: A Pre-post Mixed Methods Pilot Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 25, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2, 2019|
Experimental: Interventional group: All participants
Given access to a selected breaking bad news mobile learning resource (VitalTips application).
Other: VitalTips mobile application
VitalTips is a mobile learning application with learning on breaking bad news. Participants will be expected to spend at least three hours using the mobile learning resource, ensuring that this time does not impact on their clinical and academic commitments.
- Change in Likert scores relating to confidence and behaviours related to breaking bad news at baseline and post-intervention. [ Time Frame: 4 to 6 weeks. ]Baseline and post-intervention questionnaires utilise a five-point Likert scale ranking of the user's confidence and agreeability with statements. Some statements have a white space to write comments. The questionnaires are novel to this study. A combination of a spreadsheet for the quantitative elements (converting the Likert scale into a numerical scale), and qualitative data management software for thematic analysis of the white space answers will be used to record and analyse the data. With each participant acting as their own control, comparisons will be made from their own baseline and post-intervention Likert scale ratings. A paired sample t-test will be used to statistically analyse the results (with p < 0.05 considered a statistically significant change).
- Change in simulated patient encounter marking scores related to breaking bad news at baseline and post-intervention. [ Time Frame: 4 to 6 weeks. ]The simulated patient encounter will be marked by three assessors: the Chief Investigator, the simulated patient and an independent assessor using the validated Breaking bad news Assessment Schedule (BAS). The marks are in the form of a numerical scale for quantitative analysis. The scores will be recorded on an Excel spreadsheet against the participant ID. With each participant acting as their own control, their baseline and post-intervention scores will be compared, and a paired sample t-test will be used for analysis (with p < 0.05 considered a statistically significant change).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03804918
|Contact: Gehan B Soosaipillai, BM BSc||+44 20 759 email@example.com|
|Barts Health NHS Trust||Recruiting|
|London, United Kingdom, E1 2EF|
|Contact: Jack Biddle +44 (020) 7882 8982 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Sarah Slater, MBBS MD FRCP|
|Bupa Cromwell Hospital||Recruiting|
|London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU|
|Contact: Barbara Buckley|
|Principal Investigator: Barbara Buckley|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust||Recruiting|
|London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY|
|Contact: Ruth Nicholson +44 (020) 759 41862 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Stephanie Archer, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Gehan B Soosaipillai, BM BSc||Imperial College London|