Determining Patient and Provider Values and Preferences for Initial Atrial Fibrillation Education


About this study

The purpose of this study is to learn about patients' values and perceptions of content that should be included in initial atrial fibrillation education, identify their recommendations for approaches to education, and teach them features of healthcare provider communication that make it possible for patients to better manage their atrial fibrillation and self-care activities. Additionally the study aims to learn about healthcare providers' perceptions of content they believe to be important, and identify approaches to education that can be used in their practice.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant must be a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant who has practiced in that particular role for at least 1 year
  2. Be able to communicate verbally by telephone
  3. Providers must have delivered care to at least one patient with new onset AF in the last 12 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Providers who practice in cardiac arrhythmia clinics or who are electrophysiologists

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Pamela McCabe, Ph.D., R.N.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Pamela McCabe

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