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Hospital vs. Cell Phone Number Follow-Up Randomization Study (FURS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by University of Pennsylvania.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01620827
First received: June 13, 2012
Last updated: July 3, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

This study is being conducted to evaluate the hypothesis that study subjects will be more responsive to follow-up phone calls made from personal cell phone numbers than from hospital landline numbers. To evaluate this, study subjects previously enrolled in a cardiac biomarker study (the Early Identification of Acute Coronary Syndrome study) were randomized to receive their follow-up phone calls (the calls associated with the Early ID study occur at 30 days and 1 year after initial enrollment) from either a hospital office landline or from the personal cell phones of the research assistants making these calls. This was done as a 1:1 randomization. The number of call attempts required to reach the study subjects were recorded as the calls were made and the date of successful follow-up was recorded once contact was made.


Condition Intervention
Subject Follow-up
Other: Hospital Landline Phone Calls
Other: Private Cell Phone Calls

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Study Subject Responsiveness to Follow-Up Phone Calls From a Hospital Landline as Compared With From a Private Cellular Phone Number

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Successful phone call contact at 30 days [ Time Frame: 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Contact is attempted from 30 days after enrollment through 90 days after enrollment. If contact is made during this time frame, 30 day follow-up is considered to have been successful.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of call attempts required to obtain successful follow-up [ Time Frame: 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Contact is attempted from 30 days after enrollment through 90 days after enrollment. The number of calls required to make successful contact in this time frame are recorded.


Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Hospital Landline
Subjects in this arm have all of their follow-up phone calls placed from a hospital landline number.
Other: Hospital Landline Phone Calls
Follow-up phone calls are made from the hospital landline phones in a research office
Active Comparator: Private Cell Phone
Subjects in this arm have all of their follow-up phone calls placed from a private cell phone number.
Other: Private Cell Phone Calls
Follow-up phone calls are made from the private cell phones of research assistants

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment in the Early Identification of Acute Coronary Syndrome study
  • Working telephone numbers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01620827

Contacts
Contact: Julie Pitts, BSN RN 215-662-3908 julie.pitts@uphs.upenn.edu

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Emily Barrows, BA    215-662-3908    emily.barrows@uphs.upenn.edu   
Contact: Katie O'Conor, BS    215-662-3908    katie.oconor@uphs.upenn.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judd Hollander, MD University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01620827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUP-FURS-2012
Study First Received: June 13, 2012
Last Updated: July 3, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
follow up
cell phone
hospital landline

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 19, 2014