Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
16/12/2006
Date assigned
30/05/2007
Last edited
21/09/2007
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

Prof Norbert Donner-Banzhoff

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Marburg
Department of General Practice and Family Medicine
Robert-Koch-Strasse 5
Marburg
35032
Germany
+49 (0)64 2128 65119
donnerba@med.uni-marburg.de

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

PERLEN (Patientenorientierte evidenzbasierte Recherchestrategie Lernen Entwickeln und Nutzen)

Study hypothesis

An internet based search based on PERLEN leads to:
1. A better/more correct result
2. A quicker result
3. A higher self-security

Ethics approval

No ethics approval required as this trial is based upon a Continuous Medical Education (CME) program for General Practitioners (GPs), and no patients were treated.

Study design

A two-arm parallel, controlled, cluster, randomised intervention study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Diagnostic

Patient information sheet

Condition

Training for General Practitioners (GPs)

Intervention

Intervention:
Advanced training (continuing education) in:
1. Internet based information search
2. Evidence-based evaluation of these informations
3. Practical decision aids to terminate the search

Control:
Controls receive training after execution of the domestic search tasks.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

GPs will correctly answer questions more frequently

Secondary outcome measures

1. GPs get a quicker result
2. GPs are more self-assured

Overall trial start date

01/01/2006

Overall trial end date

30/06/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

General Practicitioners (GPs) with:
1. The readiness for the participation in two internet-based training dates (each two hours) in a computer work space, and
2. The readiness for the treatment of domestic search tasks of two hours

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

80

Participant exclusion criteria

GPs without any previous internet knowledge

Recruitment start date

01/01/2006

Recruitment end date

30/06/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Germany

Trial participating centre

University of Marburg
Marburg
35032
Germany

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Marburg (Germany)

Sponsor details

Department of General Practice and Family Medicine
Robert-Koch-Strasse 5
Marburg
35032
Germany
+49 (0)64 2128 65120
baum@med.uni-marburg.de

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.uni-marburg.de/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [BMBF]) (Germany)

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes