Interprofessional Training to Improve Diabetes Care: The ReSPECT Trial

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US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Diabetes Mellitus

Treatments

Behavioral: Role modeling in Shared medical appointments to Promote Establishing Collaborative Teams (ReSPECT)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
Other U.S. Federal agency

Identifiers

NCT00854594
EDU 08-414

Details and patient eligibility

About

The investigators' study focuses on improving the care of diabetes, a complex chronic illness, by providing important insights into interprofessional training and its potential role in fostering the necessary interdisciplinary management needed for chronic conditions and in addressing the gap between best practice and actual care provided.

Full description

The complexity of diabetes management challenges the acute care-oriented healthcare system. Some experts suggest part of the problem is that the healthcare system fosters a separate silos decision making model. While there is increasing recognition that quality diabetes care is best provided in an interdisciplinary manner, interprofessional training models are limited, as is understanding of the links between interprofessional training, actual practice, and patient outcomes. Advancing our understanding of interprofessional training models is critical because most of the complications associated with diabetes (e.g., amputations, renal failure, strokes) can be prevented or delayed with proper management. The investigators' objective is to better understand the processes and mechanisms by which interprofessional training impacts on chronic care management (practice patterns) and the ways it translates into improved patient outcomes.

Enrollment

117 patients

Sex

All

Ages

25 to 85 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

CLINICIANS

  • All clinicians in all of Ohio's CBOCs (except for the Georgetown CBOC) will be eligible for the study (all PCPs have patients with DM in their panel of patients).

PATIENTS

  • All diabetic patients who are seen in Ohio's CBOCs (except for the Georgetown CBOC) will be eligible for the study.

Exclusion criteria

CLINICIANS

  • Any clinician who does not have diabetic patients on their panel, who aren't apart of Ohio's CBOC's, or see patients at the Georgetown CBOC will not be eligible to participate.

PATIENTS

  • Patients who don't have a diagnosis of diabetes, who aren't seen at one of Ohio's CBOC's, or is seen for their medical care at the Georgetown CBOC will not be eligible to participate.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

117 participants in 2 patient groups

Control
No Intervention group
Description:
Control sites will receive the baseline measures pre and post. These sites will receive traditional diabetes education, which includes teleconsultation.
ReSPECT Intervention
Experimental group
Description:
Intervention sites will receive baseline measures pre and post, but also in-depth Shared Medical Appointments (SMA)(The Role modeling in Shared medical appointments to Promote Establishing Collaborative Teams (ReSPECT) intervention) and at 15 months SMA video conferences. At the end of the 18 months the randomly selected patients and providers will be asked to take part in a qualitative interview.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Role modeling in Shared medical appointments to Promote Establishing Collaborative Teams (ReSPECT)

Trial contacts and locations

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