Improving Medical Training for the Care of Chronic Conditions

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00676208
First received: May 7, 2008
Last updated: April 6, 2015
Last verified: August 2014
Results First Received: September 29, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Condition: Diabetes Mellitus
Intervention: Behavioral: Shared Medical Appointments

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Intervention Medical Students who are assigned to observe Shared Medical Appointments.
Comparison Medical students who do not experience Shared Medical Appointments during the study period April to August 2008.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Intervention     Comparison  
STARTED     14     19  
COMPLETED     12     13  
NOT COMPLETED     2     6  
Lost to Follow-up                 0                 2  
Incomplete data                 2                 4  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
SMA Participants Medical Students who were assigned to observe Shared Medical Appointments (SMA).
Comparison Medical students who do not experience Shared Medical Appointments.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    SMA Participants     Comparison     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  14     19     33  
Age  
[units: participants]
     
<=18 years     NA [2]   NA [2]   NA [1]
Between 18 and 65 years     NA [2]   NA [2]   NA [1]
>=65 years     NA [2]   NA [2]   NA [1]
Gender, Customized  
[units: participants]
     
Not collected     NA [3]   NA [3]   NA [1]
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     14     19     33  
[1] Total not calculated because data are not available (NA) in one or more arms.
[2] Age of participants not relevant to study focus
[3] Gender of participants not relevant to study focus



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Change in Confidence in Ability to Perform Teamwork   [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention and Post-Intervention at 1 month ]

2.  Secondary:   Change in Professionals' Attitudes About Diabetes   [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention and Post-intervention at 1 month ]


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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
The small sample sizes and the reliance on one site for the data. This was a pilot study, both limitations were recognized from the outset and indeed seen as an advantage given the focus on trying to identify measures to include in a larger study.


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Improving Medical Training for the Care of Chronic Conditions
Organization: Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
phone: (216) 791-2300 ext 2338
e-mail: michelle.davidson@va.gov


Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHP 08-141
Study First Received: May 7, 2008
Results First Received: September 29, 2014
Last Updated: April 6, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government