Efficacy of Patient Centred Information for Vascular Disease
|Vascular Disease||Other: Verbal and written information Other: Verbal and electronic information||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Patient Centred Information for Vascular Disease|
- Overall improvement in knowledge in a group of patients with vascular disease following the provision of information through verbal, written or electronically based sources. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Patients will be randomised to receive either verbal and written information or verbal and electronically based information on their disease specific condition. Knowledge will be assessed through the use of a multi choice questionnaire at baseline prior to the provision of information on their condition and again at follow up 6 weeks later.
- Effectiveness of providing electronically based information to the vascular patient population [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
At follow patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire detailing their use of the information provided.
The following measures will be recorded:
Did you access the website address provided Y/N
If Yes, How many times did you access the website (Specify) ____________________
Did you find the website useful or informative Yes/No/Somewhat
Did you read the information leaflet provided Y/N
If Yes, How many times did you read the leaflet (Specify) ______________________
Did you find the leaflet useful or informative Yes/No/Somewhat
|Study Start Date:||May 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Verbal and written infomation
Verbal and written information:Patients will receive both verbal information and written patient information leaflets
Other: Verbal and written information
Patients will receive verbal information supplied by the attending doctor and also written information in the form of patient information leaflets
Experimental: Verbal and electronic information
Patient will receive both verbal information and a web address to access patient information electronically
Other: Verbal and electronic information
Patients will receive verbal information by the attending doctor and also be provided with a web address to access electronic patient information.
Hospitals and health care institutions attempt to provide information to patients through a variety of media including; written information, web-site based information and more recently through the use of smart phone based applications. Such educational campaigns have financial implications for hospitals and institutions.
The level of knowledge among patients with vascular disease of their pathology and its associated risk factors has been shown to be poor (Lovell et al 2009, Hirsch et al 2007). The optimum tool with which to provide information to patients with vascular disease has not been determined to date.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01804972
|MidWestern Regional Hospital|
|Limerick, Ireland, 000|
|Principal Investigator:||Stewart R Walsh||HSE and University of Limerick|