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

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified June 2012 by University of Pennsylvania
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
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

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