This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition rheumatic disease
Treatment fellowship communication training
Sponsor Johns Hopkins University
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT00346710, NA_00001397


This research is being done to learn more about patient experiences at the Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital. We want to learn about the patient, his or her health and experience with the doctor. Up to 75 patients (21 years and older) who are seen in this clinic may participate.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking single blind
Primary purpose educational/counseling/training

Primary Outcomes

Changes in patient and provider satisfaction scores will be measured at 0 and 6 months using self-report.
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Secondary Outcomes

Concordance between chart notes and patient’s perceptions of visit content.
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 19 years old.

All adult patients who have an appointment scheduled at the Rheumatology Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital, can speak and read English and are willing and capable of providing informed consent are eligible to participate. All fellows in the Rheumatology Fellowship training program will participate.

Additional Information

Official title Communication Skills in Rheumatology Fellows
Principal investigator Susan Bartlett, PhD
Description The current study will evaluate the effect of offering a series of workshops to enhance communication skills on both patient and provider satisfaction. Participants will be patients seen in the Fellows Longitudinal Clinic of Johns Hopkins Rheumatology at Good Samaritan Hospital. All fellows currently enrolled in the Division of Rheumatology Training program will participate. (This study has been underwritten by the American College of Rheumatology as part of a fellowship awarded to the PI.)
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2006.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Johns Hopkins University.