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Effects of a Longitudinal Health Literacy Training Program on Family Medicine Residents

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cliff Coleman, Oregon Health and Science University Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2011
Last updated: October 14, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
  1. Briefly describe the purpose of this protocol: This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational training program on the topic of health literacy for Family Medicine residents. The hypothesis being tested is that training residents about health literacy will result in improvements in residents' knowledge, skills, and attitudes with respect to health literacy.
  2. Briefly summarize how participants are recruited: OHSU Family Medicine Interns attending mandatory trainings on the topic of health literacy throughout the three years of the residency program will be invited to participate in the study.
  3. Briefly describe the procedures subjects will undergo: Completion of a short self-administered anonymous survey before and after a variety of learning sessions on the topic of health literacy.
  4. If applicable, briefly describe survey/interview instruments used: A 12-item pre-test questionnaire and 13-item post-test questionnaire designed to assess individuals' knowledge about health literacy, and intended clinical practices with respect to health literacy.
  5. If this is a clinical trial using an experimental drug and/or device, or an approved drug and/or device used for an unapproved purpose, briefly describe the drug and/or device: n/a
  6. Briefly describe how the data will be analyzed to address the purpose of the protocol: Demographics and responses to individual items will be reported as frequencies and percentages within the sample. We will use a chi-square analysis to stratify responses by demographic groups and t-tests to measure possible changes over time

Condition Intervention
Health Literacy
Other: educational intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effects of a Longitudinal Health Literacy Training Program on Family Medicine Residents

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Further study details as provided by Cliff Coleman, Oregon Health and Science University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • knowledge about health literacy [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    as measured by a standardized questionnaire

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • clear communication skills [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    As measured by performance on an OSCE

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: educational intervention
participants undergo a series of educational interventions over 3 years
Other: educational intervention
series of lectures and workshops on health literacy


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

-Family medicine resident entering in summer 2011 at OHSU Department of Family Medicine

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01474733

United States, Oregon
OHSU Richmond Clinic
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Health and Science University
Principal Investigator: Clifford A Coleman, MD, MPH Oregon Health and Science University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cliff Coleman, Principal Investigator, Oregon Health and Science University Identifier: NCT01474733     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OHSU IRB#00008039
Study First Received: November 15, 2011
Last Updated: October 14, 2015

Keywords provided by Cliff Coleman, Oregon Health and Science University:
resident education
health literacy
curriculum processed this record on May 25, 2017