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RENEWING HEALTH - RegioNs of Europe WorkINg Together for HEALTH

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01310491
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tuula Karhula, South Karelia, Social and Health Care District

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this trial is to determine if by structured telephone based health coaching programme supported by remote monitoring system among type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease and heart failure patients the investigators are able to improve their quality of life as measured by the SF-36 questionnaire and reduce a value of HbA1c under 6,5 % among those type 2 diabetes patients who had elevated value of HbA1c when recruited.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Coronary Artery Disease Heart Failure Atrial Fibrillation Other Arrhythmias Behavioral: Health coaching Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
RENEWING HEALTH is a project covering 9 different European States. It aims at evaluation of innovative telemedicine services using a patient-centred approach and a common rigorous assessment methodology. In 9 European regions in the implementation of health-related information and communication technologies service solutions are already operational at local level for the remote monitoring and the treatment of chronic patients suffering from diabetes,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cardiovascular diseases. The services are designed to give patients a central role in the management of their own diseases, fine-tuning the choice and dosage of medications, promoting compliance to treatment, and helping health care professionals to detect early signs of worsening in the monitored pathologies. Every area will designed its own real-life trial with certain common elements.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 595 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: RENEWING HEALTH Large-scale Real-life Study in Finland
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Usual Care Behavioral: Health coaching
Telephone based health coaching supported by tele-monitoring.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Health related quality of life is assessed by the SF-36 questionnaire.

  2. HbA1c change over time (participants with T2DM only) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Medication compliance [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. Blood pressure reduction [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. Weight reduction [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  4. Activity increase [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  5. Smoke cessation [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  6. Alcohol use reduction [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  7. Cost for the organization [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  8. Satisfaction and usability of the technology and equipments. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • Capability of filling in questionnaires in Finnish language.
  • Be able to use Remote Patient Monitoring System
  • Be able to use the devices provided
  • Has adequate cognitive capacities to participate
  • In their medical records, one or both of the following diagnoses:

    a) Type 2 Diabetes, for enrolment

  • diagnosed over 3 months prior to the enrolment and
  • HbA1c > 6,5 % b) Heart Disease, for enrolment
  • Ischemic heart disease or
  • Heart Failure or
  • Atrial fibrillation or
  • Other arrhythmia
  • Be able to walk

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not willing to participate (e.g., not willing to sign the consent)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01310491

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Etelä-Karjalan sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon kuntayhtymä
Lappeenranta, Finland, 53100
Sponsors and Collaborators
South Karelia, Social and Health Care District
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Principal Investigator: Tuula Karhula, MD, PhD South Karelia social and health district

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Tuula Karhula, Substitute Director of Elderly Services, South Karelia, Social and Health Care District Identifier: NCT01310491     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Renewing Health WP WP 13 Fin
First Posted: March 8, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Atrial Fibrillation
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Pathologic Processes
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases