A Study to Examine the Efficacy of the Arthritis Self Management Program
This study will examine the efficacy of the Arthritis Self Managemnet Program (ASMP)and determine changes in health resource utilization after completeing the ASMP program.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Official Title:||A Prospective Study to Examine the Efficacy of the Arthritis Self Management Program (ASMP) in Patients With Osteoarthritis (OA) in Alberta|
- A difference in the WOMAC score of 20 percentage points
- A change in health care provider and medication utilization.
|Study Start Date:||October 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2006|
This study will provide an analysis of the efficacy of the Arthritis Self Management Program (ASMP) using both patient administered questionnaires as well as the health utilization data maintained within the administrative databases at Alberta Health and Wellness. This study will also provide other information that has not yet been evaluated in other arthritis self management studies including co-morbidity data and other specific health related utilization information that has not yet been evaluated in other arthritis self management studies including co-morbidity data and other specific health related utilization information as it is recorded in administrative databases, will include a control group and will adjust for potential confounding variables such as sex, age, body mass index (BMI) and stage of disease.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00297726
|Principal Investigator:||Cyril B Frank, MD||University of Calgary|