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The purpose

The study is to compare the effectiveness of two health communication and dissemination strategies that are designed to engage patients and family caregivers in successfully managing COPD in 'real-world' settings. Both strategies aim to advance patient understanding of COPD, its treatment options, and self-care tasks; support them in coping with the disease; and enable them to adopt a variety of positive behaviors, including adherence to treatment plans, smoking cessation, joining pulmonary rehabilitation programs, and assuming an active, healthy lifestyle. One strategy relies on the healthcare professional (HCP) as the primary communicator about COPD self-management (HCP arm), whereas the other uses a dual approach that involves both healthcare professionals and peer mentors delivering such communication (HCP plus Peer arm). Peer mentors are COPD patients and caregivers who have successfully managed COPD and have received foundational training on peer mentoring. Specifically, the study aims are to : 1) Conduct a randomized controlled trial in which the 'HCP' and 'HCP plus Peer' strategies are tested in 'real-world' healthcare settings; 2) compare the impact of these strategies on patient satisfaction, experience, activation, self- efficacy, self-care behavior, health status, quality of life, use of Emergency Department (ED) and hospital services, and survival; and, 3) compare the impact of these strategies on caregiver satisfaction, experience, self-efficacy, stress, and coping skills.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Peer support program
  • Other: HCP support

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02891200. The sponsor of the trial is Johns Hopkins University and it is looking for 292 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Comparing Effectiveness of Self-management and Peer Support Communication Programs Amongst Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients and Their Family Caregivers