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Mobile Sipoo - Telemonitoring With Combined With Active Assistance Technology

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Identifier:
First received: March 2, 2012
Last updated: March 9, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
Mobile Sipoo is a randomized controlled trial aiming to improve selfcare and outcomes of diabetes and hypertensive patients by introducing a remote patient monitoring system supported with automatic patient decision support. The feedback system is coupled with back-office health coaching.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Device: Intervention group

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Mobile Sipoo a Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in blood pressure [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  • Change in Hba1c(for diabetes patients) [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Achieving the desired target range [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Target range for blood pressure is <= 135/85 mmHg. Target range for glycohemoglobin is <= 6.5%.

  • Adverse effects [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    hypotension, RR < 120/80 mmHg

  • Hypoglycemia [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    p-glucose < 3.5 mmol/l

  • Change in body weight [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  • Change in BMI [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  • Change in medication [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  • Change in FÍNSIK scores [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control group
Control group received usual care
Experimental: Telemonitoring group
Intervention patients were given a remote patient monitoring toolbox that included a mobile telephone, software application, and assessment devices for measuring and remote reporting of hypertension and diabetes -related health parameters at home. The monitored parameters were body weight, steps, blood pressure and blood glucose. Based on their self-monitored data, patients received feedback that was automatically generated, theory-based, health promotion rich information that aimed at strengthening their self-care practices.
Device: Intervention group

Detailed Description:
Self-monitored data from blood pressure meters (SMBP), glucometers (SMBG), scales and pedometers are transferred by mobile phone terminals to a tethered personal health record (PHR) integrated with the provider EHR. The PHR application includes tools to display of self-monitoring data.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension made at least 6 months prior to inclusion to study.
  • For hypertensive patients: Blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg (systolic and diastolic separately) treated or untreated
  • Diabetes patients: Glycohemoglobin A1c over 6.5% but lower that 11%
  • use of diabetes medication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who decline to participate
  • Patients specifically excluded by the health centre physician
  • Patients unable to co-operate, expected poor study compliance (IT illiterate) or reluctance to perform self monitoring
  • Pregnancy
  • Patients with a life expectance of less than one year
  • Patients with major elective surgery planned within 6 months or patient has had major surgery within last 2 months.
  • Patients with psychiatric disorders (depression), abuse of alcohol or narcotics complicating or disabling participation in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01547156

Sipoo Health Care Centre
Sipoo, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  More Information

Responsible Party: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Identifier: NCT01547156     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MobileSipoo
Study First Received: March 2, 2012
Last Updated: March 9, 2016

Keywords provided by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:
patient decision support
remote patient monitoring
active assistance technology

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017