Improving Chronic Disease Care With PatientSite

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00130416
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2008
Information provided by:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Brief Summary:
The overall goal of this randomized, controlled trial is to test whether educational interventions - directed toward empowering patients and delivered via the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC's) secure patient Internet portal PatientSite - can improve the outcomes and satisfaction with care of adult primary care patients with 3 common conditions: chronic pain, depression, and progressive difficulty walking.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Pain Mobility Difficulty Behavioral: E-mail coaching to improve patient communication with doctor Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 750 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Improving Chronic Disease Care With PatientSite
Study Start Date : September 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Resolution or improvement in screened chronic condition
  2. Improved communication with primary care doctor
  3. Improved patient satisfaction
  4. Improved physician satisfaction

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Favorable clinician assessment of the impact of the screening intervention on the efficiency and quality of care they deliver

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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:

  • Primary care patients aged 18 and older, of participating physicians within 5 internal medicine practices in Boston
  • Registered users of patient-provider internet portal called PatientSite
  • Screened positive for depression, chronic pain, or lower extremity mobility difficulty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current treatment for screened condition by medical or surgical specialist or other appropriate licensed health professional such as a physical therapist or mental health counselor

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00130416

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator: Lisa I Iezzoni, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00130416     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 51757
First Posted: August 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Keywords provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
randomized trial
primary care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Behavioral Symptoms
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes