Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition osteoporosis
Treatments documentation, video
Sponsor Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, CHU de Québec
Collaborator Merck Frosst Canada Ltd.
Start date June 2003
End date October 2007
Trial size 2830 participants
Trial identifier NCT00359047, CHUL 61.05.05

Summary

The aim of the ROCQ programme is to improve the use of evidence based osteoporosis diagnostic and treatment strategies for women 50 years and over who have suffered a fragility fracture. This objective will be achieved by concentrating on a realistic evaluation of the present diagnosis and treatment rate of osteoporosis following a fragility fracture and comparing it to an optimal situation (care gap) and proposing interventions that promote new approaches to treating osteoporosis by health professionals as well as providing targeted interventions for the patient. The efficacy of these interventions will be evaluated using a randomized control design.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Arm
(Experimental)
Written educational material on osteoporosis for the participant and the physician.
documentation
Participants will receive written educational material for themselves as well as the Guidelines document for their physician (same written material as in the Educational Video Group). They will be asked to revisit their physician and provide written documentation inviting him/her to consider a complementary investigation and an adequate treatment according to the 2002 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada
(Experimental)
A 15-minute educational video on osteoporosis as well as written documentation on osteoporosis for the participant and the physician.
video
Participants will receive a 15-minute educational video on osteoporosis. They will also receive written educational material for themselves and a Guidelines document for their physician. They will be asked to revisit their physician and provide the written documentation inviting her/him to consider a complementary investigation and an adequate treatment according to the 2002 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada. Should participants wish to obtain additional information on osteoporosis, they will be provided with a toll-free number (1-866-571-ROCQ) to contact

Primary Outcomes

Measure
The present diagnostic and treatment rates of osteoporosis 6 months after a fragility fracture
time frame: June 2007
The osteoporosis diagnostic rate and on the osteoporosis pharmacological treatment rate 12 months after the educational interventions
time frame: June 2007
The average 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, and 20-year probabilities of a fragility fracture by age, site of previous fragility fracture, and type of ROCQ intervention.
time frame: July 2009

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Changes of modifiable risk factors for osteoporosis 12 months after the intervention
time frame: September 2009
Proportion of fragility versus traumatic fractures.
time frame: June 2007
Health care resource utilization associated with specific types of fragility fracture and recurrent fractures.
time frame: September 2010
Assess health utility index (EQ-5D) after a fragility fracture.
time frame: September 2010
Satisfaction with the process of care before and after implementing ROCQ's interventions.
time frame: June 2010
One-year mortality rate following a fragility fracture.
time frame: May 2009
Persistence to pharmacological treatment 12 months after the intervention
time frame: October 2009
Incidence of recurrent fracture and health care resources utilization between women who previously had a fragility fracture and those who had a traumatic fracture.
time frame: November 2010

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Female, aged 50 years and over. - Not residing in a long-term care hospital before the fracture. - Able to understand the programme information and consent form. - Must voluntarily accept to participate in this programme and sign the consent form. - Participants must have a fragility or traumatic fracture of one of the following sites: wrist, forearm, humerus, scapula, clavicle, sternum, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae, pelvis, sacrum, hip, femur, proximal and distal tibia, fibula (including ankle), and foot. - Participants must be able to answer the questionnaires via phone interviews Exclusion Criteria: - Unable to understand the purpose of the programme. - Participants with a traumatic fracture of one of the following sites: cervical, skull and face, hand and finger, toe, metatarsus, and patella. - Pathological fracture. - Women currently participating in a clinical trial requiring them to take a medication for osteoporosis.

Additional Information

Official title Recognizing Osteoporosis and Its Consequences in Quebec (ROCQ) Programme
Principal investigator Jacques P Brown, MD
Description ROCQ is a patient health-management programme and prospective cohort study. Within the ROCQ programme, educational interventions to improve osteoporosis management will be evaluated using a randomized-control design. The programme is composed of a promotional campaign, three main phases and a 20-year follow-up. At phase 1, 0 to 16 weeks after the fracture, participants with fragility and traumatic fractures will be recruited and will be asked information regarding their fracture. At phase 2, 6 to 8 months after the fracture, all participants will complete questionnaires to evaluate demographic and clinical features, risk factors for osteoporosis, co-morbidities, status of diagnosis and treatment, and the EQ-5D. The current medical management of osteoporosis (or the care gap in diagnosis and treatment) will be measured using this questionnaire at phase 2. Once the phase 2 questionnaire has been completed, Only participants with fragility fractures will be randomized to one of the three following educational intervention groups: 1) the Educational Video Group, 2) the Documentation Group, or 3) the Control Group. At phase 3, 12 to 14 months after randomization, the effectiveness of the interventions will be assessed by re-administering the questionnaires to participants who experienced a fragility fracture at baseline. The questionnaires evaluate the status of diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, modifiable risk factors and the health-related quality of life (EQ-5D). The impact of the interventions on the participants will be assessed by comparing diagnosis and treatments rates in each intervention arm. If the long-term viability of the programme is secured, participants with fragility and traumatic fractures will be followed for a maximum period of 20 years using specific encoded personal data contained in the RAMQ and Quebec's drug plan databases.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, CHU de Québec.