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The Influence of Intensive Education and Coaching on Compliance for Oral Ganciclovir in the Prophylaxis of CMV: an Open Randomised Trial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00566072
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 3, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
21 patients were randomised to receive instructions and coaching or no intervention on the use and intake of ganciclovir. Intake of medication was measured by an electronic pill box. The duration of the study was 100 days.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cytomegalovirus Infections Behavioral: instructions and coaching

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Influence of Intensive Education and Coaching on Compliance for Oral Ganciclovir in the Prophylaxis of CMV: an Open Randomised Trial
Study Start Date : May 2001
Study Completion Date : May 2003


Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
instructions and coaching on the use and intake of ganciclovir
Behavioral: instructions and coaching
instructions and coaching or no intervention on the use and intake of ganciclovir
No Intervention: 2


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. relation between compliance of medication towards chemoprophylaxis and occurrence of CMV infection after kidney transplantation [ Time Frame: weekly follow-up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. relation between compliance and the instructions which a patient gets about intake of medication [ Time Frame: weekly follow-up ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • men and women between 18 and 65 years old
  • de novo kidney transplant patients
  • patients who need CMV prophylaxis with ganciclovir during 3 months
  • patients who gave informed consent after an oral explanation of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who are seronegative for CMV virus and who received a kidney from a CMV negative donor
  • patients with a creatinin clearance of less than 10 ml/min
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00566072


Locations
Belgium
University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Isabelle Devolder, MD University Hospital, Ghent
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Isabelle Devolder, University Hospital Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00566072     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001/181
First Posted: December 3, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Ghent:
the effect of information on compliance of medication

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Ganciclovir
Ganciclovir triphosphate
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action