CHERL, Connecting Primary Care Patients With Community Resources to Facilitate Behavior Change
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00269009|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2006 by Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : December 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2007
|First Submitted Date ICMJE||December 22, 2005|
|First Posted Date ICMJE||December 23, 2005|
|Last Update Posted Date||January 11, 2007|
|Study Start Date ICMJE||January 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||The primary outcome of interest is the referral rate for any unhealthy behavior to the CHERL with the predictor variable being referral-only versus consultant-enhanced practices.|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||The primary outcome of interest is the referral rate for any unhealthy behavior to the CHERL with the predictor variable being referral-only versus ocnsultant-enhanced practices.|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00269009 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Aim 2 of the study is to determine if the patients referred to the CHERL demonstrate health behavior improvements.|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Aim 2 of the study is to determine if the patients referred to the CHERL demonstrate health behavior improvements|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||CHERL, Connecting Primary Care Patients With Community Resources to Facilitate Behavior Change|
|Official Title ICMJE||CHERL, Connecting Primary Care Patients With Community Resources to Facilitate Behavior Change|
|Brief Summary||The investigators want to find out if providing a Community Health Educator Referral Liaison (CHERL) helps practices help their patients change risky behaviors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and risky drinking) by connecting patients to available services in the community or directly providing behavior change support.|
What is this about? Prescription for Health (P4H) is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nine projects have been funded nationally in this second round to advance the goals of improving health behavior identification and delivery in primary care practice. Each project is conducted through a practice-based research network (PBRN). In Michigan, our PBRN is called the Great Lakes Research In Practice Network (GRIN).
What is the purpose of the CHERL project? In our study, we want to find out if providing a Community Health Educator Referral Liaison (CHERL) helps practices help their patients change risky behaviors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and risky drinking) by connecting patients to available services in the community or directly providing behavior change support.
Primary care providers play a key roll in encouraging patients to choose healthy behaviors. However, effective behavior change requires long term follow up and support that may not be readily available within the office practice. CHERL can help provide or link to those services thus helping the healthy message promoted by the clinician to have a more powerful and lasting effect.
What is the CHERL intervention? With this funding, we will hire and train a CHERL to work with practices. The purpose of the CHERL is for him/her to help secure behavior change support for your patients either by referring to an available resource within the community or directly providing the service. This service is available to patients with or without chronic disease diagnoses (i.e, patients with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, back pain, lung disease, or generally healthy with opportunities to change unhealthy habits).
Patients are referred to the CHERL and he/she will determine an appropriate next step for your patient – either referral to a community program or the CHERL will provide brief telephone counseling. The health care provider will receive feedback specifically on each patient referred.
In addition, some practices (consultant-enhanced) will receive additional assistance from the CHERL, as he/she serves as a consultant to the practice, helping the practice to identify systematic mechanisms for identification and referral of at risk patients to the CHERL.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 1|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Intervention ICMJE||Behavioral: CHERL|
|Study Arms||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Unknown status|
|Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Completion Date||February 2007|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|Removed Location Countries|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00269009|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||61-9165|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network|
|PRS Account||Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network|
|Verification Date||September 2006|
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