Improving Therapeutic Patient Education for Atopic Dermatitis: Evaluation of a Parent Handbook

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Boston Children's Hospital

Status

Completed

Conditions

Dermatitis, Atopic

Treatments

Other: Educational handbook

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
Industry

Identifiers

NCT03722706
IRB-P00029317

Details and patient eligibility

About

The objective of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational handbook for parents of children with atopic dermatitis (AD) in improving clinical outcomes for pediatric patients with AD and their parents. The handbook was developed by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers to facilitate therapeutic patient education as a routine component of care for pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). Patient education is an important element of practice management guidelines for AD, particularly given complex treatment plans and high rates of non-adherence in this population. Parents of children with AD will be randomized into either the handbook arm (handbook provided as an adjunct to standard AD management with a healthcare provider at Boston Children's Hospital) or the control arm (standard management alone). Participants will complete study measures at two time points: baseline (prior to a clinic visit appointment for AD care at Boston Children's Hospital), and 3-month follow-up. Data will be analyzed for change on study outcome measures (AD symptoms, AD severity, quality of life) and satisfaction with the handbook.

Enrollment

246 patients

Sex

All

Ages

30 days to 16 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosis of atopic dermatitis
  • Scheduled for clinic visit for evaluation/management of atopic dermatitis at Boston Children's Hospital

Exclusion criteria

  • Parent is Spanish speaking
  • Parent is foster parent

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

246 participants in 2 patient groups

Handbook
Experimental group
Description:
handbook provided as an adjunct to standard AD management with a healthcare provider at BCH
Treatment:
Other: Educational handbook
Control
No Intervention group
Description:
standard management alone

Trial contacts and locations

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