Description

Shared Decision Making and How It Impacts Patient Understanding: Using an Interactive Knee Osteoarthritis App Based on a Cost Model to Generate Patient Shared Decision Making Tool

Musculoskeletal conditions increasingly impact all segments of the population, but particularly members of the African American and Latino/Hispanic communities. One important way to decrease musculoskeletal health disparities is to raise awareness of their impact on chronic disease management and quality of life. Movement is Life (MiL) is a multidisciplinary coalition seeking to decrease musculoskeletal health disparities among women and racial/ethnic minorities.  MiL created an interactive Patient Shared Decision Making (SDM) tool – culturally sensitive education material that is customized to a specific patient. Baylor College of Medicine was invited by MiL to serve as one of six sites to test the SDM tool in a multicenter pilot study. 

Purpose

This pilot study aims to determine if the Shared Decision Making (SDM) tool results in improved patient understanding compared to a control group.

Eligibility

The physician will refer a patient to the clinical study coordinator if they fit the following criteria:

  • Aged 45 to 64 years
  • Mild to moderate knee pain consistent with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis
  • Self-identified as African American and/or Hispanic
  • At least one of the following comorbidities – obesity (BMI ≥ 30, ≤ 45); hypertension;  diabetes

Procedures

The clinical study coordinator will meet with the patient, review the relevant study information, and issue an IRB-approved Informed Consent. After the patient has provided his/her consent, the clinical study coordinator will issue a series of questionnaires to the patient. The patient will be reimbursed with a $20 gift card for time/travel. The clinical study coordinator will schedule a one-month follow-up meeting. During that appointment, the clinical study coordinator will conduct a 15-minute discussion in person using the One-Month Follow-Up Survey. The patient will be reimbursed with a $20 gift card for time/travel.

Contact

Katherine Garrett katherine.garrett@bcm.eduPhone 1: (713) 441 - 3010
IRB: h-39242

Status

Active

Created

Aug 16, 2016