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Computer-Assisted Cancer Risk Behavior Counseling

Phase 1
21 Years
70 Years
Not Enrolling
Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension

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Trial Information

Computer-Assisted Cancer Risk Behavior Counseling

Patients are randomized into one of three groups. Before a single visit with diabetes care
provider, the patient is called to answer interview questions about their health, diabetic
care and behavior habits. After a patient visits with their doctor, they are called again to
answer question about the visit they just had. If a patient is place into group A or B,
based on their answers to the questions they are mailed a printed report before their doctor
visit. The report will indicate how things are going the patient's diabetic care and
recommended questions to ask his/her health care provided about diabetes. Group A feedback
report will emphasize the risks from diabetes and the feedback reports for Group B will
emphasize things to do to protect oneself from problems from having diabetes. Participants
randomized to Group C will only receive printed reports after a doctors visit. No extra
visit will be scheduled with the participants doctor, no travel is required, no blood tests
are required and ther doctor will not be involved in the study unless the study participant
chooses to discuss it with his/her doctor.

Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years of age or older;

- Has type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes;

- Developed diabetes after the age of 21;

- Has a scheduled doctor visit about diabetes in the next few months

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

To test the effect of receiving computer tailored information about diabetes care before doctor visits and the differential effect of varying types of information

Principal Investigator

Christopher N Sciamanna, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Thomas Jefferson Unversity


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2004

Completion Date:

June 2007

Related Keywords:

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Doctor-Patient relation
  • Physician-Patient relation
  • Diabetes
  • Office visits
  • Comparative Study
  • Health behavior
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Education
  • Computer-tailor information
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension