Med-alert Bracelet in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 17, 2009
Results First Posted : August 21, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeffrey Fink, University of Maryland

Brief Summary:
This is a pilot observational study to evaluate subjects with chronic kidney disease acceptance of an alert device linked to an informational website intended to increase recognition of chronic kidney disease, and to guide patients and providers to the safe delivery of care required for this disease. Primary device was a bracelet with the alternative of a key fob with same information supplied when requested. Patients usage of the device was evaluated by survey with Likert scale as to whether the device is 0 = not useful, 1 = somewhat useful, 2 = extremely useful

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Kidney Disease Device: Medical Alert Bracelet

Detailed Description:
No need for more extensive description

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Safe Kidney Care Med-Alert Bracelet/Keytag
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Kidney Diseases

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Safe Kidney Care
Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (eGFR < 60 ml/min/1.732)and not expected to need dialysis within 6 months of enrollment
Device: Medical Alert Bracelet
Medical Alert Bracelet alerting health care providers to consider the patient's chronic kidney disease condition when planning care. It also provides a link to a website about safe kidney care (
Other Name: Safe Kidney Care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Qualitative Survey Assessmentof Perceived Usefulness of the Med-alert Device. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Qualitative questionnaire with primary assessment: "How useful do you think the Med-alert device will be for future healthcare". Response recorded based on a Likert scale with response of 0 = not useful, 1 = somewhat useful, 2 = extremely useful

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with chronic kidney disease and impaired kidney function

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with chronic kidney disease defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate of < 60 ml/min/1.73m2.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons expected to be on dialysis within 6 months.
  • Less than 18 years of age

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00883389

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey C Fink, MD MS University of Maryland

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Jeffrey Fink, PI, University of Maryland Identifier: NCT00883389     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HP-00041163
First Posted: April 17, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by Jeffrey Fink, University of Maryland:
patient safety
chronic kidney disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency