Improving Medical Training for the Care of Chronic Conditions
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676208|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2008
Results First Posted : December 4, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Behavioral: Shared Medical Appointments||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||33 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Improving Medical Training for the Care of Chronic Conditions|
|Study Start Date :||April 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2012|
Experimental: Shared Medical Appointments
Medical students participated in shared medical appointments for patients with diabetes for one month.
Behavioral: Shared Medical Appointments
Participated in shared appointments for patients as part of interprofessional team providing care for diabetes
No Intervention: No shared medical appointments
Medical students in this arm did not participate in shared medical appointments.
- Change in Confidence in Ability to Perform Teamwork [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention and Post-Intervention at 1 month ]A three item scale was used to assess confidence in ability to convey logic of recommendations to other providers, explain one's distinctive perspective, and be accountable to patients for a decision made by a colleague from another discipline. The responses for each item ranged from 'not at all confident' (0) to 'very confident' (4), with higher values indicating more confidence. The total scale ranged from 0 to 16 with higher being more confident. Difference scores were analyzed (post-pre) with positive and higher values indicating more favorable change.
- Change in Professionals' Attitudes About Diabetes [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention and Post-intervention at 1 month ]The University of Michigan's Research and Training Center's Diabetes Attitude Scale was used. There are 33 items and the response format is a 5 point Likert Scale ranging from 'strongly disagree'(1) to 'strongly agree'(5). A higher score means more positive attitudes toward diabetes and its treatment (e.g., psychosocial impact of diabetes; value of tight glucose control).The total score is computed by summing individual items and ranges from 0 to 165. Post-pre total scores were used with positive and higher values indicating greater favorable change.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00676208
|United States, Ohio|
|Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Principal Investigator:||David C Aron, MD MS||Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH|