This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition colon cancer
Treatment aiddly (web site)
Sponsor University of British Columbia
Start date February 2015
End date May 2016
Trial size 450 participants
Trial identifier NCT02466724, H14-02390


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common and life threatening condition that will affect one in thirteen individuals. Colonoscopy is the most commonly used procedure to identify colorectal malignancies or precancerous lesions at an earlier stage, which affords an opportunity for cure. However, low level of bowel cleanliness hinders polyp detection and therefore can limit colonoscopy effectiveness. Historically, the majority of the studies have focused on pharmacological factors to optimize bowel preparation quality. Recently, non-pharmacological factors have been found to have significant increases in bowel preparation quality. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of web-based instructions vs. the historical phone/letter instructions given to patients planning to have a colonoscopy.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (caregiver)
Primary purpose health services research
Patients given web site (aiddly) instructions for colonoscopy
aiddly (web site)
A website designed to better educate patients on how to prepare for their colonoscopies
(No Intervention)
Patients given paper instructions for colonoscopy

Primary Outcomes

Patients with Excelent Colonoscopy preparation
time frame: Baseline

Secondary Outcomes

Benefit and satisfaction to patients of this method of patient education.
time frame: Baseline
Bowel preparation tolerability with this method of patient education.
time frame: Baseline
Use of web-based educational platform
time frame: Baseline

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 19 or greater - Patients scheduled for a colonoscopy using a doctors "normal prep" as outpatients - Willing to participate by filling out the survey - Must be able to read and understand English - Must have ability to use email, have a functioning email account, and are willing to be contacted by email. Exclusion Criteria: - Unable to speak English - Unwilling to participate in reading online materials

Additional Information

Official title Randomized Prospective Study on the Impact of the Patient Education Website on the Quality of Outpatient Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy
Principal investigator Robert Enns, MD
Description This study is a prospective randomized trial. Four hundred and fifty consecutive eligible patients will be randomized to ideally have two hundred and twenty five patients in each arm. Those who will have traditional paper based instructions and those who will be using an online system. Both groups will receive their instructions by the research assistant prior to leaving the office after being consented. The paper based instructions will be given as a handout and those in the online group will receive their bowel preparation instructions via an email sent by a scheduling assistant
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of British Columbia.