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Effect of Daily Short Message System (SMS) Reminders on Medication Adherence to Oral Antipsychotics in Patients With Schizophrenia (SMS)

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: March 31, 2009
Last updated: March 23, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
This study is a 6-month, multicenter, randomized study to assess the effect of daily SMS reminders sent during 3 months in the adherence to oral antipsychotic treatment in stabilized outpatients with schizophrenia.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of Daily SMS Reminders on Medication Adherence to Oral Antipsychotics in Patients With Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Morisky Green Questionnaire [ Time Frame: baseline, at months 3 and 6 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Global Impression- Schizophrenia (CGI-SCH) [ Time Frame: baseline, at months 3 and 6 ]
  • Register of Adherence to Treatment (RAT) [ Time Frame: baseline, at months 3 and 6 ]

Enrollment: 339
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Stabilized outpatients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients older than 18 years
  • With a diagnosis of schizophrenia (DSM-IV TR criteria)
  • Stabilized out-patients
  • Under oral antipsychotic monotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Administration of a depot antipsychotic drug
  • Suicide risk
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00873249

Research Site
Berga, Barcelona, Spain
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Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
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Santander, Cantabria, Spain
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Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
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Calatayud, Zaragoza, Spain
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Alicante, Spain
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Almeria, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Burgos, Spain
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Cordoba, Spain
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Granada, Spain
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Leon, Spain
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Lerida, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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Murcia, Spain
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Oviedo, Spain
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Palma Mallorca, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
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Sevilla, Spain
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Tarragona, Spain
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Toledo, Spain
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Valencia, Spain
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Valladolid, Spain
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Zamora, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Responsible Party: Teresa Diez, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00873249     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-NES-DUM-2007/3
Study First Received: March 31, 2009
Last Updated: March 23, 2010

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Therapeutic adherence
Short message system
Mobile phone

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs processed this record on June 27, 2017