Web Based Renal Transplant Patient Medication Education
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00327483
Verified May 2006 by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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 or disease
Renal Transplant Recipients
Behavioral: Internet based education software
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
14 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:age > 18 or capable of managing own medications