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Functional Assessment Screening Tablets - Patient Reported Measures

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rachel Hess, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: February 27, 2010
Last updated: January 13, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The team's ultimate goal is to improve health care quality and effectiveness and support patient-centered care. In this project, we, the investigators, will test whether providing patients with guideline based-recommendations regarding tobacco use, physical activity and mental and physical health-related quality of life (patient reported measures: PRMs) using health information technology increases doctor-patient discussions regarding these topics and results in improvements in PRMs. We will randomize physicians in a single general internal medicine practice. Patients seeing intervention physicians will receive guideline-based recommendations regarding PRMs, those seeing control physicians will not. We will compare differences in doctor-patient discussions regarding PRMs between the intervention and control groups. The successful completion of this project will provide evidence the effectiveness of involving patients in their care through the use guideline-based feedback.

Condition Intervention
Smoking Other: Patient feedback form

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Functional Assessment Screening Tablets - Patient Reported Measures Translating Research Into Practice Pilot

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Further study details as provided by Rachel Hess, University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Doctor Patient Communication [ Time Frame: The doctor and patient pair will complete a one time survey within two weeks of the doctor patient encounter. Audiotaping of the encounter will occur once at the time of encounter. ]
    the doctor patient and encounter will be queried for communication regarding the patient reported measures

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Feedback form
patients receive feedback regarding their prms in addition to doctor receiving report
Other: Patient feedback form
patients receive a report that feeds back their patient reported measures to them prior to their clinical visit
No Intervention: usual care
patients do not receive feedback form prior to the encounter, clinicians continue to receive patient reported measures prior to the appointment


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physicians who see patients in the University of Pittsburgh General Internal Medicine Practice.
  • patients of physician's who have consented to participate.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age less than 18.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01080183

United States, Pennsylvania
General Internal Medicine Oakland
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Rachel Hess, MD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rachel Hess, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01080183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO09080140
Study First Received: February 27, 2010
Last Updated: January 13, 2016

Keywords provided by Rachel Hess, University of Pittsburgh:
Health-related quality of life
physical activity processed this record on September 25, 2017