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Web-based Education on Oral Cancer for Primary Care Physicians in Ohio


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18 Years
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Open (Enrolling)
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Oral Cancer

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Trial Information

Web-based Education on Oral Cancer for Primary Care Physicians in Ohio


The main specific aim is to determine the short-term effectiveness of a web-based
educational intervention for primary care physicians (PCPs) in Ohio to improve the
following:Index of knowledge of risk factors for oral cancer, and Index of knowledge of
diagnostic procedures for oral cancer

The following hypothesis will be explored: The use of a web-based educational module for
PCPs in Ohio regarding oral cancer will increase the proportion of the PCPs in the high
score category for the following indices: Index of knowledge of risk factors of oral cancer,
and Index of knowledge of diagnostic procedures for oral cancer


Inclusion Criteria:



- The PCP's who participated in Specific Aim #2 (Survey of Healthcare Professionals on
Oral Cancer in Ohio ) of the NIH K23 grant proposal, "Intervention to Prevent Delayed
Diagnosis of Oral Cancer", will be eligible to participate in this Web-Based
Education on Oral Cancer.

- Possessing the ability to give voluntary consent to participate. Participating in
the web-based educational intervention is am implication of consent.

- All participants are expected to be relatively healthy.

Exclusion Criteria:

• Unable to have access to the internet to be able to participate in the web-based
education.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject)

Outcome Measure:

Index of knowledge of diagnostic procedure for oral cancer

Outcome Description:

The list of participants will be sent an initial email inviting them to view the module and complete a pre test (control group) or a post test (intervention group). Reminder emails will be sent every 2 months for up to 6 months following the initial email. It is expected that at least a 15% higher proportion of Intervention group PCPs will attain the high score category for each of this index, as compared to the Control group PCPs.

Outcome Time Frame:

An average of 8 months from the time of the initial email sent on 7/21/11.

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Alvin G Wee, DDS, MS, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Creighton University

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

11-16008

NCT ID:

NCT01424358

Start Date:

July 2011

Completion Date:

June 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Oral Cancer
  • Mouth Neoplasms
  • Lip Neoplasms

Name

Location

Creighton University School of DentistryOmaha, Nebraska  68178