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Use of Computers to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2012 by Asian Institute of Public Health.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ashish Joshi, Asian Institute of Public Health Identifier:
First received: October 22, 2012
Last updated: October 23, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
The objective of the proposed study is to design and evaluate a touch screen computer based multi-factorial intervention to educate individuals at risk of Metabolic syndrome in diverse Indian settings including urban, rural and slum in the State of Bhubaneshwar. The study objective is to improve metabolic syndrome related knowledge, attitude and practices among individuals using the proposed interactive, bilingual computer based educational program.

Condition Intervention
Metabolic Syndrome
Other: Computer based Metabolic Syndrome educational program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: An Innovative Informatics Platform to Deliver a Multidimensional Intervention to Prevent and Manage Metabolic Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Asian Institute of Public Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of participants with increase in Knowledge, Attitude and Practice scores [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • Frequency of participants with increase in treatment adherence scores [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of participants with increase in Satisfaction to Medical Care [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 750
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 CBMP
CBMP: Computer based Metabolic syndrome program
Other: Computer based Metabolic Syndrome educational program
Individuals in the intervention group will receive metabolic syndrome related education using a touch screen interactive and bilingual multimedia enabled educational program
Other Name: CBMP

Detailed Description:
The rising prevalence of overweight and obesity has a direct correlation with increasing prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia, type2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), and Cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Most of the previous studies in India have been cross sectional nature and have looked at prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS. Despite the clinical and public health importance of this phenomenon, not enough work has been carried out so far to study and remedy this situation. A computer based interactive and bilingual system is proposed to improve Metabolic syndrome related knowledge, attitudes and practices among individuals living in urban, rural and slum settings of Bhubaneswar, India. We propose to enroll 750 individuals and the eligible study participants will be randomly assigned to either the intervention (computer based MetS Program CBMP) or control (Printed Educational Material, PEM) groups. The study participants will be followed at days 30, 60 and 90 days following the baseline visit. The primary outcomes include change in knowledge, attitudes and practices and secondary outcomes include improvement in quality of life and increase satisfaction to medical care.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults age 30 years and above, agreeing to participate in the study available for follow-up interview.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • mental and physical challenge that makes it difficult to use the touch based computer program nonavailability for telephone follow-up involvement in other clinical trials or protocols related to Metabolic Syndrome.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01713465

Contact: Ashish Joshi, MD,PhD, MPH 4435706018
Contact: Shruti Mehta, PGDHHM 8763717844

Center for Public Health informatics, AIPH Recruiting
Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India, 751002
Contact: Shruti Mehta, PGDHHM    8763717844   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asian Institute of Public Health
Principal Investigator: Ashish Joshi, MD,PhD, MPH UNMC
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Ashish Joshi, Assistant Professor, Asian Institute of Public Health Identifier: NCT01713465     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GIA22012
Study First Received: October 22, 2012
Last Updated: October 23, 2012

Keywords provided by Asian Institute of Public Health:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Pathologic Processes
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on April 27, 2017