Is a Smartphone Application Effective as an Oral Medication Adherence Aid

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by University of Arkansas
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arkansas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01968876
First received: October 10, 2013
Last updated: April 30, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

October 10, 2013
April 30, 2014
October 2013
October 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Change from baseline in number of pills taken over number of pills prescribed at 4 weeks [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in number of pills taken over number of pills prescribed at 12 weeks [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Is a Smartphone Application Effective as an Oral Medication Adherence Aid
Is a Smartphone Application Effective as an Oral Medication Adherence Aid

This research will act as a pilot study that will be conducted to determine the effectiveness of a smartphone medication adherence application on adherence to oral hypertensive, diabetic, and dyslipidemic medications using a prospective randomized design. Subjects will be recruited from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Internal Medicine Clinic North, and the study data will be collected using only subject self-reports and subject pharmacy records.

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Interventional
Phase 0
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
Other: Medication Adherence Smartphone App
MyMedSchedule is a consumer-grade smartphone application currently available on various marketplaces of the Android and iOS platforms that acts as a portal to the free service MyMedSchedule.com website. It can interface with the MedActionPlan discharge planning tool for providers by automatically populating fields, allowing medication lists to be pushed to a subject's MyMedSchedule account, allowing the input of complex medication regimens, and aiding in medication reconciliation. A MyMedSchedule account can be setup with the patient's name, date of birth, allergies, emergency contact, healthcare providers, insurance plan information, and complete medication list. Medication dose and refill reminders can be set and sent through short message service (SMS) text message or e-mail. SMS text message reminders will be used for this study.
Other Name: MyMedSchedule
  • No Intervention: Standard Care
    The control group will not use the medication adherence app
  • Experimental: Medication Adherence Smartphone App
    The experimental group will receive the medication adherence app on their smartphone and will have their entire outpatient medication list pushed to the application. Text message reminders will be sent to their phones at the appropriate times.
    Intervention: Other: Medication Adherence Smartphone App
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Recruiting
228
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October 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females at least 18 years of age
  • Provide informed consent
  • Prescribed an oral medication indicated for hypertension, diabetes, or dyslipidemia during 12 weeks pre-enrollment
  • Own a smartphone (Android or iOS) with unlimited text messaging, email access, and app store access
  • Oral confirmation that the subject has not previously used a medication adherence app
  • Able to consult with a pharmacy or medical student during the recruitment process for purposes of consent, data collection, and/or medication reconciliation, and/or MyMedSchedule registration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severely impaired vision
  • Reside in a nursing home
  • Non-ambulatory/bedridden
  • Not fluent in English
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact: Paul H Anderson 5018128561 panderson3@uams.edu
United States
 
NCT01968876
202266
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University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
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Principal Investigator: Paul H Anderson University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
April 2014

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