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Weekly Phone Calls Versus Brief Patient Education to Improve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Compliance

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00945776
First Posted: July 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2009
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Information provided by:
CAMC Health System
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of three interventions on CPAP adherence.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Behavioral: Weekly phone calls Behavioral: Frequently asked questions Behavioral: Usual care Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weekly Phone Calls vs. Brief Patient Education to Improve CPAP Compliance: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by CAMC Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine which intervention will improve CPAP compliance in sleep apnea [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To try to identify which individual characteristics within a group may require a specific intervention [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Enrollment: 128
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Weekly phone calls
Will be called weekly to answer questions regarding usage.
Behavioral: Weekly phone calls
Calling weekly to answer questions regarding CPAP usage.
Active Comparator: Frequently asked questions
Providing written general answers to commonly asked questions.
Behavioral: Frequently asked questions
Answers to frequently asked questions in pre-printed form.
Active Comparator: Usual care Behavioral: Usual care
Answers will be provided by the renter of the equipment, and the sleep center if asked in addition to explanations by the sleep specialist.

Detailed Description:
To determine whether there is a need for a more intensive one on one interaction with the patient in order to improve CPAP usage. And also to try to identify in general which population of patients may require a more intensive intervention.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All new patients undergoing of the Sleep Center suspected of having sleep apnea and undergoing sleep studies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to participate, or not suspected of having sleep apnea prior to the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00945776


Locations
United States, West Virginia
CAMC Sleep Center
Charleston, West Virginia, United States, 25301
Sponsors and Collaborators
CAMC Health System
Investigators
Principal Investigator: George L Zaldivar, M.D. CAMC Health System
  More Information

Responsible Party: George L. Zaldivar, M.D., CAMC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00945776     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-04-2047
First Submitted: July 23, 2009
First Posted: July 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by CAMC Health System:
OSA
CPAP

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Apnea
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases