Computerized Risk Assessment in an Employee Population

This study has been completed.
University of New Mexico
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First received: September 7, 2005
Last updated: February 24, 2010
Last verified: February 2010

September 7, 2005
February 24, 2010
June 2005
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  • Satisfaction at time of visit
  • Utilization of health services at one year
  • Health outcome at one year
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  • Stage of change for health behaviors at one year
  • Quality of life at one year
  • Work performance at one year
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Computerized Risk Assessment in an Employee Population
Computerized Risk Assessment in an Employee Population
This is a study to determine whether a computerized risk assessment and focused patient provider interaction can improve health outcomes in an employee population.

The overall goal of the proposed research is to test the effectiveness of a theoretically-based interactive behavioral and health risk assessment system to improve the mental and physical health outcomes of the primary care provided for the adult multicultural members of a university health center-employee-based practice. The new system will include:

  1. administration of a computerized behavioral and health risk assessment,
  2. calculation of an individualized risk profile for each patient participant,
  3. individual patient computerized video training in interaction focused on the risk profile,
  4. physician training in patient-provider interaction, motivational interviewing and counseling, and in referral and triage focused on the risk profile, and
  5. development of a negotiated care plan between patient and clinician for follow-up care.

Expected outcomes include changes in: risk category scores, utilization patterns, costs for health care services, and health stage of change indicators. Expected impacts (mediating variables) are: compliance with recommendations, health locus of control, differences in patient-provider interaction patterns and patient and clinician satisfaction. If successful, this methodology would contribute significantly to the health promotion goals of Healthy People 2010 and provide much needed evidence of how a behavioral and health risk assessment system can help to reduce ethnic health disparities of multi-cultural populations. This proposal is responsive to CDC's RFA for Health Promotion in the Workplace; in particular it responds to requests for strategy #6: Identification and evaluation of public health informatics and communication strategies and tools to improve health decisions, health alerting, health literacy, or health assessment among employees and employer.

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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Behavioral: patient-provider interaction
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
September 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employees who use University of New Mexico providers for medical care
18 Years and older
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United States
CDC-OPHR-R01CD000122, R01 CD 000122
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. Helitzer, ScD University of New Mexico
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
February 2010

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