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Improving Clinical Decision Making Skills for Myanmar Physical Therapists by Series of Workshop

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03149146
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Medical Technology, Yangon
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
PHYU HNIN HLAING, Mahidol University

Brief Summary:
This study aims to improve the Clinical Decision Making (CDM) skills of a group of Myanmar physical therapists by series of educational workshops that will introduce them to and guide them through the decision making process by using the CDM workbook. Participants will be separated into two groups, CDM workshop group and CDM workbook group. There will be three time assessments; one pre-workshop/ workbook and two post-workshop/workbook assessments by using Clinical Decision Making (CDM) assessment worksheet.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cognitive Change Other: Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Workshop Other: Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Workbook Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 59 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Improving Clinical Decision Making Skills of Physical Therapists in Myanmar By Series of Educational Workshop
Actual Study Start Date : March 13, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 31, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : October 5, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Health Checkup

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Workshop
Series of CDM educational workshop will be conducted for one group of participants and they will be guided the CDM process through the two clinical practice models; Therapeutic process (TP) and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
Other: Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Workshop
Participants will be provided the Clinical Decision Making workbook which will be used as a guideline to practice decision making. A workshop was chosen rather than other methods of presenting the guideline so that participants could receive feedback and guidance from the instructors and from the other participants. Active learning educational environment will be encouraged and the workshop require group and individual participation and also assist the participants in reflection on their decisions.

Active Comparator: Clinical Decision Making Workbook
Participants will receive Clinical Decision Making (CDM) workbook which will be used to teach the Clinical Decision Making process in the four days workshop.
Other: Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Workbook
Participants are encouraged to read and do exercises which was written in the workbook for a week and they also are asked to recall their recent patient case or use their patient as the example case and answer the questions from the Clinical Decision Making workbook.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pre-Intervention Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Assessment [ Time Frame: Baseline (before intervention) ]
    The CDM worksheet represents the knowledge for four main elements of Clinical Decision Making (CDM) process; Health Condition, Examination, Evaluation and Intervention. These four elements represent the sequence of content which will include in the CDM education workshop. The CDM Assessment Worksheet includes three types of question: two categorical measurement level and one open-ended qualitative type of question.

  2. Immediate-post Intervention Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Assessment [ Time Frame: Immediate post-Intervention ]
    The CDM worksheet represents the knowledge for four main elements of Clinical Decision Making (CDM) process; Health Condition, Examination, Evaluation and Intervention. These four elements represent the sequence of content which will include in the CDM education workshop. The CDM Assessment Worksheet includes three types of question: two categorical measurement level and one open-ended qualitative type of question.

  3. One month post-Intervention Clinical Decision Making (CDM) Assessment [ Time Frame: One-month post-Intervention ]
    The CDM worksheet represents the knowledge for four main elements of Clinical Decision Making (CDM) process; Health Condition, Examination, Evaluation and Intervention. These four elements represent the sequence of content which will include in the CDM education workshop. The CDM Assessment Worksheet includes three types of question: two categorical measurement level and one open-ended qualitative type of question.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently practicing physical therapists with at least two years of clinical experiences.
  • Participants have to be available to join all the 4 days of CDM workshop which will be held at the University of Medical Technology (UMT), Yangon, Myanmar.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Physical therapists with less than 2 years of clinical experiences.
  • Physical therapists who were not educated in Myanmar.
  • Physical therapists who are not available to join all 4 days of CDM workshop.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03149146


Locations
Myanmar
University of Medical Technology
Yangon, Insein, Myanmar, 11011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
University of Medical Technology, Yangon
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Phyu H Hlaing, PhD Mahidol University

Publications:
Responsible Party: PHYU HNIN HLAING, PhD candidate, Mahidol University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03149146     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MU
First Posted: May 11, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by PHYU HNIN HLAING, Mahidol University:
Clinical Decision Making
Myanmar Physical therapists
Educational workshop