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MedlinePlus Health Prescriptions: Developing a Pragmatic Approach for Clinic Use

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01050465
First Posted: January 15, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2016
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Collaborator:
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Missouri-Columbia
  Purpose
The specific aim of this proposed pilot study is to compare two standardized processes (paper and electronic) to deliver a customized MedlinePlus health information prescription.

Condition Intervention
Acne Vulgaris Allergic Rhinitis Anxiety Asthma Back Pain Prostatic Hyperplasia Bursitis Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Cough Coronary Artery Disease Depression Diabetes Mellitus Diarrhea Gastroesophageal Reflux Fibromyalgia Headache HIV Infections Hypothyroidism Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Influenza Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders Irritable Bowel Syndrome Migraine Disorders Obesity Obstructive Sleep Apnea Osteoarthritis Senile Osteoporosis Shoulder Pain Sinusitis Smoking Cessation Tobacco Use Cessation Menopause Urinary Incontinence Urinary Tract Infection Vaginitis Vertigo Other: health information prescription

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: MedlinePlus Health Prescriptions: Developing a Real World Approach for Clinic Use

Further study details as provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • seeking information using MedlinePlus [ Time Frame: clicks will be tracked on the website when they occur ]

Enrollment: 907
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: email
Patients randomized to this arm will receive an email health information prescription.
Other: health information prescription
Patients randomized to the email arm will receive a health information prescription via email on a health care topic following their clinic visit. Patients randomized to the paper arm will receive a health information prescription on paper on a health care topic following their clinic visit.
Active Comparator: paper
Patients randomized to this arm will receive a paper health information prescription.
Other: health information prescription
Patients randomized to the email arm will receive a health information prescription via email on a health care topic following their clinic visit. Patients randomized to the paper arm will receive a health information prescription on paper on a health care topic following their clinic visit.

Detailed Description:

The specific aim of this proposed pilot study is to compare two standardized processes (paper and electronic) to deliver a customized MedlinePlus health information prescription.

Primary Hypothesis. Individuals in the paper prescription group will be just as likely to seek information using MedlinePlus compared with individuals in the group who receive the same customized information through an email prescription.

Secondary Hypothesis. Individuals in the paper prescription group will be just as likely to have successful behavioral outcome measures as those in the group who receive the same customized information through an email prescription.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • one of the 40 target health conditions.

Exclusion Criteria

- absence of at least one of the target 40 conditions

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01050465


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Missouri-Columbia
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Hodge, MD University of Missouri-Columbia
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Missouri-Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01050465     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HHSN276200800445P
First Submitted: January 13, 2010
First Posted: January 15, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:
HIV
Knee pain
Colonoscopy
Mammography
Vaccination

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Infection
Communicable Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Osteoarthritis
Lung Diseases
HIV Infections
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Back Pain
Osteoporosis
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Rhinitis
Headache
Rhinitis, Allergic
Diarrhea
Fibromyalgia
Urinary Incontinence
Enuresis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Hyperplasia
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Hyperlipidemias
Hyperlipoproteinemias
Urinary Tract Infections
Acne Vulgaris
Prostatic Hyperplasia


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