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The Effect of Patient Education on Opioid Consumption

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03105791
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rothman Institute Orthopaedics

Brief Summary:
Prospective, randomized clinical trial investigating the use of patient education on post-operative narcotic consumption

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rotator Cuff Injury Other: Formal education regarding opioid usage Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Actual Study Start Date : July 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Normal pre-operative education
• Control group received normal pre-operative education regarding surgery
Active Comparator: Opioid usage education
• The study group received formal education detailing recommended post-operative opioid usage, side effects, dependence, and addiction
Other: Formal education regarding opioid usage
Participannts watched a 2 minute video and were given educational materials

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Opioid Usage [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    count of total narcotic pills not taken by patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over the age of 18
  • clinically indicated for an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears
  • allergic or sensitivity to the study medication
  • history of gastrointestinal issues
  • any evidence of glenohumeral arthritis
  • inability to consent
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Responsible Party: Rothman Institute Orthopaedics
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03105791    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017Abb
First Posted: April 10, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 10, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Rotator Cuff Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Tendon Injuries
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents