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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Other Surgical Procedures
and you are
between 18 and 65
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Background: The investigators assessed the use of a colonoscopy instructional video to improve both bowel preparation and education prior to procedure. Preceding studies have been vague, pinning patient education via diagrams and text as both pivotal and useless for compliance in bowel preparations. These studies however lacked assessment of comprehension prior to procedure. Methodology: This is a prospective study of diverse, inner city outpatient university center, first time colonoscopy patients given 1 of 2 on-site videos and written/verbal instruction. Experimentals saw a 5 min video on the purpose of colonoscopy, bowel preparation, pre-colonoscopy diet, and proper laxative use. Controls saw a 5 min video from the same spokesperson on upper endoscopy; which was trivial. Both groups were given a quiz within 30 days of the colonoscopy on demographics, and 14 test questions about colonoscopy and preparation. Subsequently, endoscopists used the additive Ottawa scale to rate quality of preparation (range 0-14) via: fluid (0=sm,1=mod, 2=lg) and cleanliness in each the right, mid and rectosigmoid colon, (0=excellent, 1=good, 2=fair, 3=poor, 4=inadequate).

Provided treatments

  • Other: Colonoscopy Educational Video
  • Other: Placebo Educational Video

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02906969. The sponsor of the trial is Drexel University and it is looking for 104 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Educational Colonoscopy Video Enhances Bowel Preparation Quality and Comprehension in an Inner City Population