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
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Index of knowledge of diagnostic procedure for oral cancer
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.
An average of 8 months from the time of the initial email sent on 7/21/11.
Alvin G Wee, DDS, MS, MPH
United States: Institutional Review Board
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