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The Impact of Patient Involvement in Decision-Making About Heart Disease Prevention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00315978
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 10, 2007
Information provided by:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether providing patients with information about their global coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and effective risk-reducing strategies allows them to make appropriate decisions about heart disease prevention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Disease Device: Heart-to-Heart Decision Aid Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Background: Low utilization of effective CHD prevention strategies may be due to many factors, but chief among them is the lack of patient involvement in prevention decisions. We undertook this study to test the effectiveness of an individually-tailored, computerized decision aid about CHD on patients' discussions with their doctor and their plans for CHD prevention.

Methods: We conducted a pilot randomized trial in a convenience sample of adults with no previous history of cardiovascular disease to test the effectiveness of an individually-tailored, computerized decision aid about CHD prevention against a risk factor list that patients could present to their doctor.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Decision Aid to Improve Coronary Heart Disease Risk Modification: a Pilot Randomized Trial
Study Start Date : June 2003
Study Completion Date : February 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Diseases

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Discussion with provider about CHD risk reduction
  2. Stated plans for CHD risk reduction

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge about CHD prevention
  2. Perception of CHD risk
  3. Interest in participating in decision-making

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • presenting for routine medical care with regular medical provider
  • able to understand, speak, and read English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior history of cardiovascular disease
  • history of serious medical illness that would limit candidacy for screening
  • previous participation in intensive risk modification as part of diabetes study in our clinic
  • no cholesterol measurement in the last 3 years, limiting ability to provide up-to-date risk estimate

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00315978

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United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina
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Principal Investigator: Stacey L. Sheridan, MD, MPH University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Publications of Results:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00315978    
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-MED-221
First Posted: April 19, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2007
Last Verified: April 2006
Keywords provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
Risk Assessment
Decision Support Technique
Physician-Patient Relations
Prevention and Control
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases