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Developing and evaluating online printed educational material on cancer and genetics.


- candidate number11307
- NTR NumberNTR3322
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR10-mrt-2012
- Secondary IDsERB 63 / 2011/237 NVMO / METC VUmc
- Public TitleDeveloping and evaluating online printed educational material on cancer and genetics.
- Scientific TitleOnline genetic printed educational material for general practitioners (GPs): A double blind, randomised controlled trial of effectiveness.
- ACRONYMGeneral practitionersí online genetics education evaluation: RCT
- hypothesisWe hypothesize a positive effect of the online PEM on attitude, knowledge in general practitioners.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedPrinted educational material (PEM), Cancer and genetics, General practitioner, Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)
- Inclusion criteriaTo be eligible for the study, Dutch GPs outside the provinces of Noord Holland (METC approval from the VU University Medical Center acquired) and Limburg (METC approval acquired from the Maastricht University MUMC+) are required to work full- or part-time in a family practice setting. They are not required to comfortless use the internet, however a computer with internet access is necessary to access the online and login accessible genetic CME.
- Exclusion criteriaGPs are excluded if they are unwilling or unable to participate in either randomly assigned study group. Dutch GPs inside the provinces of Noord Holland and Limburg, because of logistic reasons and because we wished to evaluate participants knowledge based on the PEM intervention and not the live continuing educational meeting held in Noord Holland and Limburg. Validity of the test results could otherwise be diminished because of selection bias.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingDouble
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-sep-2011
- planned closingdate1-apr-2012
- Target number of participants66
- InterventionsThe intervention consists of an online printed genetic educational material (PEM) on cancer and genetics written in collaboration with The Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG).
- Primary outcomeKnowledge is assessed immediately before the intervention, immediately after the intervention and 6 months later by mail linked to an online questionnaire.
- Secondary outcomeParticipants are also assessed for satisfaction of the online PEM immediately after the intervention. 6 months later the intervention group is further assessed for applicability of the acquired knowledge in daily genetic patient care.
- TimepointsRight before, right after and 6 months after the intervention.
- Trial web sitehttp://www.emgo.nl/team/775/isahouwink/projects/
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Elisa Houwink
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES Martina C. Cornel
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI)
- PublicationsHouwink, E. J., L. Henneman, et al. (2012). "Prioritization of future genetics education for general practitioners: a Delphi study." Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics. Genet Med advance online publication 5 January 2012.

Houwink, E. J., S. J. van Luijk, et al. (2011). "Genetic educational needs and the role of genetics in primary care: a focus group study with multiple perspectives." BMC family practice 12: 5.
- Brief summaryContext:
GPs are increasingly expected to deliver genetics services in daily patient care. Education in primary care genetics is considered suboptimal and in urgent need of revision and innovation.

Objective:
To determine if an innovative online printed genetic educational module (PEM) for family physicians (FPs) can produce changes with respect to genetics and cancer knowledge in daily family practice.

Design, Setting and Participants:
Double blind randomised controlled trial conducted from September 2011 to April 2012. Participants are 80 GPs from the Netherlands who volunteer to participate in the study. A control group of 40 physicians receive no intervention.

Conclusions:
Appropriately designed, evidence based online PEM could result in objectively measured enhanced knowledge as well as continued gains in knowledge The results from this study could inform the development of similar genetic PEMs, to improve FPsí knowledge and performance in genetic patient care on other common genetic diseases with high morbidity and mortality frequently seen in primary care (such as diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases).
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD10-mrt-2012 - 16-mrt-2012


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