Over-the-Counter Medication Usage
|Drugs, Non-Prescription Medication Systems||Behavioral: Verbal advice Behavioral: Prescription|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Improving Over-the-counter Medication Compliance.|
- Determining which of 2 types of physician direction regarding OTC medication usage improves patients compliance, as assessed at 3 and 6 months after enrollment. [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months after enrollment. ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Electronic prescription
Patients receive a prescription for specific over-the-counter medications.
Patients receive a prescription for a specific over-the-counter medication.
|Active Comparator: Verbal advice||
Behavioral: Verbal advice
Patients receive verbal advice regarding specific over-the-counter medications.
Researchers will identify a cohort of gynecologic patients presenting for annual examinations and offer participation in the study. Physician researchers will randomize patients to 2 types of physician directions about OTC medications, then follow compliance over the course of the next 7 months. A total of 123 participants in each arm will undergo recruitment, until a total of 246 participants are recruited.
Inclusion criteria include: female, non-pregnant patients presenting for annual gynecologic examinations between the ages of 19-50.
Exclusion criteria include: outside of study age range, patient taking thyroid medication, history of kidney stones, history of hypercalcemia, non-English speaking.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00439348
|United States, Florida|
|Loch Haven Ob/Gyn Group|
|Orlando, Florida, United States, 32804|
|Study Chair:||D. A Hill, MD||Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program|