Hidradenitis Suppurativa Written Action Plan


This study is being conducted to evaluate if a written action plan for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) will help patients with hidradenitis suppurativa gain a better understanding of the condition and how to manage the condition on a daily basis compared to a routine verbal consultation.

Full Title of Study: “Evaluating the Effect of a Written Action Plan on Comfort and Understanding of Hidradenitis Suppurativa”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: January 15, 2021


  • Behavioral: Verbal consultation
    • Verbal consultation only without written information before receiving written action plan
  • Behavioral: Written Action Plan
    • Written handout of treatment plan and disease management strategies

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Other: Verbal Consultation, then Written Action Plan
    • CONTROL GROUP Survey A Routine clinic visit Verbal consultation only Survey B Verbal consultation AND Written Action Plan Survey C
  • Experimental: Written Action Plan
    • INTERVENTION GROUP Survey A Routine clinic visit Verbal consultation AND Written Action Plan Survey C

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Visits to high-cost care settings
    • Time Frame: 12 months
    • Number of visits to ER, urgent care, or hospitalizations because of HS

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Has a diagnosis of HS

Exclusion Criteria

  • Has been exposed to a written action plan for HS before

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 100 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • University of Arizona
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Vivian Shi, MD – University of Arizona
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Vivian Y Shi, 5206948888, vshi@email.arizona.edu

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