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The Use of Reminders in Implementing an E-learning Program in General Practice

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00394017
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
Information provided by:
Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen

Brief Summary:

To evaluate General Practitioners use and reuptake of an e-learning programme in diagnostic evaluation of dementia after an intervention consisting of three mailed reminder letters.

There is no direct patient involvement in this study.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dementia Behavioral: Reminder letters Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The three mailed reminder letters will be mailed to the General Practitioners (GPs) in January 2007. The Periods where the e-learning programme will identify GPs using the programme are: Period before: November 1. and 6 weeks forward. Period after: Medio marts and 6 weeks forward.

All log files are kept anonymous for the principal study investigator by the Danish Medical Association.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 339 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Implementation of an E-learning Program in Diagnostic Evaluation of Dementia by Reminders: A RCT Among General Practitioners in Copenhagen
Study Start Date : November 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dementia
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Intervention group
Reminder letters and usual implementations vs. usual implementation
Behavioral: Reminder letters
3 mailed reminder letters
No Intervention: Control group
usual implementations
Behavioral: Reminder letters
3 mailed reminder letters



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The proportion of General Practices using the e-learning programme at least once in periods monitored.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The number of logins in the periods monitored.
  2. The time og logins in the periods monitored.
  3. The number of logins in working hours in the periods monitored.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • General Practitioners working in Copenhagen Municipality October 1st 2006

Exclusion Criteria:

  • General Practitioners stopping to work in study period

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00394017


Locations
Denmark
Research Unit of General Practice
Copenhagen, Capital Province, Denmark, 1014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Frans B Waldorff, PhD Research Unit of General Practice

Responsible Party: Frans Boch Waldorff /MD PhD, Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00394017     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPH-06-01-FEAP
First Posted: October 31, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen:
Heading Health Plan Implementation
Computer-Assisted Instruction
General Practice
Dementia
education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders