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Ongoing Clinical Research Studies

Ongoing Clinical Research Studies For Which Participant Enrollment is Complete

Closing the Health Disparity Gap: Impact of Health Empowerment Technologies on Elderly African American's Health Provider Relationships
PI: Leon McDougle, MD
Co-I: Randy Wexler, MD

The purpose of this project is to investigate the use of web-based health technologies to improve the patient-doctor relationship of African American elderly.

Developing a Communication Tool for Appalachian Breast Cancer Survivors
PI: Doug Post, PhD

The aim of this study is to design and assess the feasibility of a culturally-relevant, PDA-based communication tool for Appalachian breast cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Development and Validation of a Measure to Assess Satisfaction With the Patient Centered Medical Home
PI: Randy Wexler, MD

The aim of this study is to measure patient perspectives of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) implementation and activity through development of a validated patient survey.

Enhancing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care
PI: Electra Paskett, PhD

Co-I's: Mary Jo Welker, MD & Doug Post, PhD
The goal of this study is to test a program to improve CRC screening among male and female patients over the age of 50 from the Primary Care Network of The Ohio State University (OSU) that includes African-Americans and older populations.

Longitudinal Intervention: Networking Kare and Educating For Diabetes (LINKED)
Co-PI: Mary Jo Welker, MD

The aim of this study is to link patients with diabetes treated at free clinics to primary care homes and to assess the influence of the linkage to primary care homes on diabetes management and primary care, emergency care, and free clinic usage.

Use of HIT to Increase Primary Care Access in Medicaid Patients
PI: Randy Wexler, MD
The purpose of this study is to use Health Information Technology (HIT) to develop, implement, and evaluate an Emergency Department (ED)-Primary Care Provider (PCP) Connector Program that aims to: 1) improve access to primary care for Medicaid patients; and 2) improve coordination of care across transitions in healthcare settings.