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Genetics Education: Preparing Physicians for the Future

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2006 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00349817
First Posted: July 10, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2006
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Information provided by:
University of Toronto
  Purpose
This study examines the best way to teach genetics to family medicine residents. First year family medicine residents at the University of Toronto will be taught basic clinical genetics as well as a specific disease in genetics via 3 different educational methods. All participants will undergo an oral examination and written knowledge test 3 months after this education. Results between groups will be compared, and the best way to teach genetics to residents determined.

Condition Intervention
Primary Care Genetics Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Behavioral: web-based learning, didactic lecture and role-play

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

Further study details as provided by University of Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • knowledge in approach to family medicine genetics
  • attitude towards family medicine genetics and genetic testing
  • skill in discussing these issues with patients

Estimated Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: October 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:

An educational module will be prepared by the investigators outlining important genetic fundamentals and hereditary colorectal cancer. Sixty four family medicine resident participants will take part in this study. Participants will be divided into 4 groups. Group 1 will be the control and receive no education. Group 2 will be given access to the self-study web-based educational module to do on their own time. Group 3 will be given a lecture on the material using the educational module, followed by a discussion. Group 4 will also be given this lecture and discussion, followed by an interactive standardized patient role-play experience.

Three months later, all participants will complete an simulated oral examination, an written knowledge test and an attitude survey. By comparing the results between the 4 groups, the best way to teach genetics will be determined. This template can then be used to develop a curriculum for teaching clinical genetics to family medicine residents.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all first year family medicine residents in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00349817


Contacts
Contact: Deanna Telner, MD, MEd, CCFP 416-469-6464 deanna.telner@utoronto.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Deanna Telner Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4C 5T2
Contact: Deanna Telner, MD, MEd, CCFP    416-469-6464    deanna.telner@utoronto.ca   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Toronto
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Deanna Telner, MD, MED, CCFP Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00349817     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: University of Toronto
First Submitted: July 6, 2006
First Posted: July 10, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2006
Last Verified: July 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases