Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
18/01/2006
Date assigned
13/02/2006
Last edited
02/10/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Peter Houpt

ORCID ID

Contact details

Isala Clinic Location Sophia
Dokter van Heesweg 2
Zwolle
8025 AB
Netherlands
+31 (0)38 4245636
houpt@nvpc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. Patient education by means of an interactive computer program is less effective than education given in a standard doctor to patient contact (face-to-face).
2. Patient satisfaction is lower after education by an interactive computer-based program than after standard doctor-based education.

Ethics approval

Medical Research Ethics Committee (METC), Netherlands on 17/01/2002, reference number 01.0105

Study design

Stratified, blinded, randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Intervention

Computer-based patient education on CTS versus doctor-based patient education

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Retainment of knowledge after CTS education

Secondary outcome measures

Patient satisfaction after CTS education

Overall trial start date

01/11/2002

Overall trial end date

01/12/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients with idiopathic CTS

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

126

Participant exclusion criteria

Known causes for CTS e.g. arthritis and trauma were reasons for exclusion. Patients had to have a good understanding of the Dutch language and be adequately instructable with no mental or severe physical handicaps.

Recruitment start date

01/11/2002

Recruitment end date

01/12/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Isala Clinic Location Sophia
Zwolle
8025 AB
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Isala Clinics (The Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Dokter van Heesweg 2
Zwolle
8025 AB
Netherlands
+31 (0)38 4245000
e.j.hagen@isala.nl

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.isala.nl

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Isala Clinics agreed to pay most expenses: medical care improvement grant.

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2007 results on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17448621

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Keulers BJ, Welters CF, Spauwen PH, Houpt P, Can face-to-face patient education be replaced by computer-based patient education? A randomised trial., Patient Educ Couns, 2007, 67, 1-2, 176-182, doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2007.03.012.

Additional files

Editorial Notes