Healthier Living Canada

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kate Lorig, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01047514
First received: January 11, 2010
Last updated: September 15, 2014
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for participants in Canada living with chronic health conditions. This pilot will look for improvements in health status, health behaviors and health care utilization.


Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma
Chronic Disease
Behavioral: Chronic Disease Self-Management Online Workshop
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Chronic Disease Self-Management Online Workshop for Canada

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • health behaviors [ Time Frame: 6 month and 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • health utilization [ Time Frame: 6 month and 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • health status [ Time Frame: 6 months and 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 297
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Online Chronic Disease Self-management
6 week, online, small group online self-management workshop
Behavioral: Chronic Disease Self-Management Online Workshop
6 week, online, small group self-management workshop
Other Name: Healthy Living Canada

Detailed Description:

The Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Problems online workshop provides self-management and self care skills training for people with long-term health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, asthma and others. The workshop is delivered via the Internet over a six-week period. This is a pilot project, which means that it is being run for a limited time to test out its format and its usefulness for participants in Canada. A similar programme has been implemented in the USA, UK, and Australia, but it has to be tried now in Canada to see its usefulness for people in this country. .

The Online workshop is aimed at helping you to take better care of yourself and to better manage your health condition. It is hoped that at the end of the workshop you will be able to do the things you want to do and maintain the relationships that are important to you.

With the facilitators and other workshop participants, you will discuss:

  • Dealing with fatigue/tiredness
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Dealing with your physical symptoms
  • Solving the problems caused by your condition
  • Starting and maintaining an appropriate exercise or activity programme
  • Managing medications
  • Communicating better with health care professionals
  • Communicating better with your friends, family and colleagues
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:Adults 18 and over living with any chronic or long term health condition such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes.

Exclusion Criteria:Not meeting the inclusion criteria

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01047514

Locations
United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kate R Lorig Stanford University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Kate Lorig, professor emertius, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01047514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-01052010-4604, 17832
Study First Received: January 11, 2010
Last Updated: September 15, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 22, 2014