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Text-message Support to Improve Oral Antibiotic Adherence After ED Discharge (ImpACT)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01388465
First Posted: July 6, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh
  Purpose
The investigators are testing the hypothesis that patients who are exposed to daily text-message (TM) assessments with feedback will have better adherence to prescription than those patients not exposed to TM-based queries with feedback.

Condition Intervention
Medication Adherence Behavioral: Mobile phone text messaging

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Feasibility of Using Text-Message Support to Improve Antibiotic Adherence After ED Discharge

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Successfully picked up prescription within 24 hours of ED discharge [ Time Frame: 24 hours post ED discharge ]
    We will compare the proporiton of participants in each group who have picked up their prescription within 24 hours of discharge


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete adherence to oral antibiotics [ Time Frame: 3-14 days ]
    We will compare the proporiton of participants in either group who have achieved complete adherence to dosing and days of treatment


Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mobile phone text message Intervention
Daily assessments with feedback about (1) filling prescription and (2) number of doses taken
Behavioral: Mobile phone text messaging
Daily assessment followed by feedback
No Intervention: Control
No TM queries or feedback

Detailed Description:
Short course, oral antibiotics are frequently prescribed to patients treated/discharged from the Emergency Department. Medication adherence involves the patient taking the proper daily dosing of prescribed medication for the entire length of time it is prescribed. Previous studies have shown that prescription non-filling rates range from 5 to 20%. Other studies have shown that even if patients fill their prescription, as low as 30-40% will properly take the medication. The purpose of this study is to determine if the proportion of patients discharged from the Emergency Department that are adherent with antibiotics is higher in patients that are provided TM support using self-report.
  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:

  • Ages 18 and older
  • Planned discharge form the ED on oral antibiotics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-English speaking
  • Prisoner
  • No personal mobile phone with text message features
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01388465


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
UPMC Mercy Emergency Department
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01388465     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO11020492
First Submitted: July 1, 2011
First Posted: July 6, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Adherence
Intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents