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Web Based Renal Transplant Patient Medication Education

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2006 by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: May 16, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2006
History: No changes posted
Information technology will be brought directly to renal transplant recipients to help them learn about the large number of medications they are required to take on a life long basis, in order to prevent errors and improve safety.

Condition Intervention Phase
Renal Transplant Recipients
Behavioral: Internet based education software
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Web Based Renal Transplant Patient Medication Education

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Further study details as provided by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Medication errors

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Serum creatinine
  • Rejection episodes
  • Rehospitalizations
  • Graft loss

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: July 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2006
Detailed Description:
Transplant recipients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors because of the large number of chronic drugs needed to prevent rejection and treat comorbidities. Compliance failures directly compromise patient safety through acute immunologic events and premature graft loss. For society, the loss of invested fiscal and organic (organs) resources is catastrophic. As the unique constant in the chain of people who provide, modify and consume prescription medications, health information technology should be focused on empowering the patient to prevent medication errors. Our principal clinical hypothesis is that HIT can be proven to improve patient safety by minimizing medication errors. Specific aims address the creation of new knowledge and evidence ( in a renal transplant population) of benefits of widely applicable HIT tools. Web enabled education of two groups, new (<6 months) and established (> 6 months), kidney transplant recipients is proposed.

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:age > 18 or capable of managing own medications

Exclusion Criteria:Education level below 10th grade

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00327483

United States, Connecticut
Yale New Haven Hospital Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, CT
Contact: Amy L Friedman, MD    203-785-2565   
Principal Investigator: Amy L Friedman, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Principal Investigator: Amy L Friedman, MD Yale University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00327483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01HS015038-03 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: May 16, 2006
Last Updated: May 16, 2006

Keywords provided by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):
Medication error
Patient Safety
Information technology processed this record on May 25, 2017