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Text Messaging for Adherence in Adolescent Liver Transplant Recipients

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rebecca Berquist McKenzie, Stanford University Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2012
Last updated: November 24, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
Text message reminders will improve adherence to lab tests in adolescent liver transplant recipients.

Condition Intervention
Liver Transplant Adherence Behavioral: Text Message Reminder

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Impact of Text Messaging on Adherence in Adolescent Liver Transplant Patients

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Further study details as provided by Rebecca Berquist McKenzie, Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adherence to lab tests [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Texting responses [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Correspondence between actual completion of tests versus reported

Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Text Message Reminder Behavioral: Text Message Reminder
Sent TM reminder at beginning and end of each month that corresponded to required lab frequency. Patients were able to send autoresponses.

Detailed Description:
Adolescent patients who received a liver transplant will be recruited to participate in receiving text message reminders for lab tests. They will be send de-identified messages according to their required lab schedule. The investigators will monitor their adherence to lab tests as well as medication and clinic visits. They will also have a questionnaire about their medical regimen before and at the end of the study.

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient >12 years
  • Received liver transplant
  • Followed by Stanford Liver Transplant Team

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No personal cell phone
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01696331

United States, California
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rebecca Berquist McKenzie, Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Stanford University Identifier: NCT01696331     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25318
Study First Received: September 27, 2012
Last Updated: November 24, 2015 processed this record on June 23, 2017