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Online Training & Certification for Competency in Dementia Friendly Hospital Care

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04182282
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 2, 2019
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
New York University, New York, NY
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
HealthCare Interactive, Inc.

Brief Summary:

This research study will evaluate the CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals online training and certification program for Allied Health Workers (nursing assistants, dietary aides, housekeeping employees, hospital transporters, lab/x-ray techs, and unit secretaries) who work in a hospital or medical center.

Participants who sign up for this study will complete two 1-hour assessments (on day 1 and day 45). Participants will be randomly assigned into either an "immediate group" (where Participants complete the online training as part of the research study) or a "control group" (where Participants receive access to the online training at the end of the study). The online training and certification will take Participants approximately 6 hours to complete.

To participate, Participants must be an allied health worker working at a hospital or medical center, have access to a computer/tablet/smart phone with Internet access, be comfortable reading and speaking in English, and age 21 or older.

Deadline to begin the study: January 31, 2020


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Burnout, Caregiver Job Satisfaction Behavioral: CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals Online Training and Certification Program Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Wait-list RCT
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Online Training & Certification for Competency in Dementia Friendly Hospital Care
Actual Study Start Date : November 25, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 29, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Immediate
Immediate participants receive the intervention (online training and certification exam) during the study.
Behavioral: CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals Online Training and Certification Program
The CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals Online Training program is a 4-course, 16-module, video-based training program for hospital staff members. The CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals Online Certification Program is a 100-point certification exam evaluating knowledge from the online training protocol.

Experimental: Control
Control participants do not receive the intervention (online training and certification exam) during the study. However, they do receive access to the intervention program (at no cost) at the conclusion of the study.
Behavioral: CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals Online Training and Certification Program
The CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals Online Training program is a 4-course, 16-module, video-based training program for hospital staff members. The CARES Dementia-Friendly Hospitals Online Certification Program is a 100-point certification exam evaluating knowledge from the online training protocol.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 32-Item Knowledge Gain Pre-Post Exam [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 45 days. ]
    Investigator-developed Knowledge Exam

  2. 17-Item Sense of Competence In Dementia Care Staff Questionnaire [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 45 days. ]
    Schepers, A. K., Orrell, M., Shanahan, N., & Spector, A. (2012). Sense of competence in dementia care staff (SCIDS) scale: development, reliability, and validity. International psychogeriatrics, 24(7), 1153-1162.

  3. 19-Item Approaches to Dementia Questionnaire [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 45 days. ]
    Lintern, T., & Woods, B. (1996). Approaches to dementia questionnaire. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

  4. 20-Item Job Satisfaction Questionnaire [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 45 days. ]
    Weiss, D. J., Dawis, R. V., & England, G. W. (1967). Manual for the Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire. Minnesota studies in vocational rehabilitation.

  5. 26-Item Dementia Questionnaire [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 45 days. ]
    McKenzie, G. L., Teri, L., Salazar, M. K., Farran, C. J., Beck, C., & Paun, O. (2011). Relationship between system-level characteristics of assisted living facilities and the health and safety of unlicensed staff. AAOHN Journal, 59(4), 173-180.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant is an allied health worker currently working in a hospital or medical center to participate in this study.
  2. Participant has access to a computer/tablet/smart phone with access to the Internet.
  3. Participant is comfortable reading and speaking in English.
  4. Participant is age 21 or older.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant is not an allied health worker currently working in a hospital or medical center to participate in this study.
  2. Participant does not have access to a computer/tablet/smart phone with access to the Internet.
  3. Participant is not comfortable reading and speaking in English.
  4. Participant is not age 21 or older.

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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04182282


Contacts
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Contact: John V Hobday, MA 952-928-7722 jhobday@hcinteractive.com
Contact: Mary S Mittelman, DrPH 917-992-7790 Mary.Mittelman@nyumc.org

Locations
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United States, New York
NYU Langone Health Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Mary S Mittelman, DrPH    917-992-7790    Mary.Mittelman@nyumc.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
HealthCare Interactive, Inc.
New York University, New York, NY
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Mary S Mittelman, DrPH NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Principal Investigator: John V Hobday, MA HealthCare Interactive, Inc.

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: HealthCare Interactive, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04182282     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AG044019
First Posted: December 2, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2019
Last Verified: November 2019
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
Keywords provided by HealthCare Interactive, Inc.:
Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia
Online Training and Certification
Allied Health Workers
Patient Care
Person-Centered Care
Improved Care
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dementia
Burnout, Psychological
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms