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Evaluating the Impact of Video Discharge Instructions for Mohs Surgery Post-Operative Care

NCT02970435

Description:

The purpose of this research is to look at how educational videos provided by doctors might affect patients knowledge, satisfaction, confidence, and anxiety with post-operative Mohs surgery care. Patients will be randomized to either: 1) a group that receives educational videos in addition to standard-of-care written and verbal instructions or 2) a group that receives only standard-of-care written and verbal instructions.

Related Conditions:
  • Cutaneous Melanoma
  • Skin Carcinoma
Recruiting Status:

Recruiting

Phase:

N/A

Trial Eligibility

Document

Title

  • Brief Title: Evaluating the Impact of Video Discharge Instructions for Mohs Surgery Post-Operative Care
  • Official Title: Evaluating the Impact of Video Discharge Instructions for Mohs Surgery Post-Operative Care

Clinical Trial IDs

  • ORG STUDY ID: CASE1616
  • NCT ID: NCT02970435

Conditions

  • Linear Closure
  • Surgery

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to look at how educational videos provided by doctors might affect patients knowledge, satisfaction, confidence, and anxiety with post-operative Mohs surgery care. Patients will be randomized to either: 1) a group that receives educational videos in addition to standard-of-care written and verbal instructions or 2) a group that receives only standard-of-care written and verbal instructions.

Detailed Description

      The Primary Objective of this study is to determine if video discharge instructions, when
      added to standard of care written and verbal instructions, lead to a decrease in unnecessary
      phone calls from patients in a Mohs dermatology clinic.

      The Secondary Objectives of this study are to determine if video discharge instructions,
      when added to standard of care written and verbal instructions, help to improve patients'
      satisfaction with education materials provided by the clinic, improve patients' knowledge of
      post-operative management, improve patients' confidence in taking care of their suture site
      post-operatively, and reduce post-operative anxiety about their suture site.

      This study will be a randomized controlled trial in which the impact of video discharge
      instructions on patient calls, anxiety, and confidence will be evaluated. Patients will be
      randomized using a permuted block model generated through SAS.
    

Trial Arms

NameTypeDescriptionInterventions
Video Discharge InstructionsExperimentalThese videos contain the same instructions that a patient receives via the standard-of-care verbal and written discharge instructions. These instructions will be delivered by the same nursing and medical staff that also regularly provides verbal and written discharge instructions to patients. There will be no difference in the content between the standard-of-care verbal and written instructions and the video discharge instructions. Patients in this group will receive telecommunication reminders on how to access discharge videos.
    Verbal and Written Discharge InstructionsActive ComparatorNursing and medical staff will provide verbal and written discharge instructions as is standard of care post surgery

      Eligibility Criteria

              Inclusion Criteria:
      
                -  Patients who underwent a linear closure on the face at UH Mohs clinic
      
                -  Fluent English speakers
      
              Exclusion Criteria:
      
              ● Non-fluent English speakers
            
      Maximum Eligible Age:N/A
      Minimum Eligible Age:18 Years
      Eligible Gender:All
      Healthy Volunteers:No

      Primary Outcome Measures

      Measure:Ratio of patients in the intervention group who call the clinic compared to percentage of patients in the control group who call the clinic
      Time Frame:Up to 8 weeks after discharge
      Safety Issue:
      Description:Researchers will record when each participant calls the clinic. The number of people who call in the intervention group will be compared to the number of people who call in the control group. This will give an efficacy measure of the video discharge instructions

      Secondary Outcome Measures

      Measure:Difference in knowledge of discharge instructions in intervention group versus control group
      Time Frame:Up to 8 weeks after discharge
      Safety Issue:
      Description:Answers to survey questions investigating knowledge of discharge instruction will be compared between the control and intervention groups.
      Measure:Difference in confidence in intervention group versus control group
      Time Frame:Up to 8 weeks after discharge
      Safety Issue:
      Description:A survey investigating confidence about Mohs surgery post-operative care will be used in this study. This survey will be quantified using the Likert scale.
      Measure:Difference in satisfaction in intervention group versus control group
      Time Frame:Up to 8 weeks after discharge
      Safety Issue:
      Description:A survey investigating patient satisfaction about Mohs surgery post-operative care will be used in this study. This survey will be quantified using the Likert scale.
      Measure:Difference in self reported anxiety levels in intervention group versus control group
      Time Frame:Up to 8 weeks after discharge
      Safety Issue:
      Description:A survey investigating anxiety about Mohs surgery post-operative care will be used in this study. This survey will be quantified using the Likert scale.

      Details

      Phase:N/A
      Primary Purpose:Interventional
      Overall Status:Not yet recruiting
      Lead Sponsor:Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

      Trial Keywords

      • surgery
      • video discharge instructions

      Last Updated

      November 18, 2016