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A Study to Evaluate the Use of Mobile-phone Based Patient Support in Patients Diagnosed With Myocardial Infarction (SUPPORT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: May 29, 2013
Last updated: January 25, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the mobile-phone based patient support has an impact on the adherence and persistence of ticagrelor treatment or on lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact on the cardiovascular risk factors.

Condition Intervention
Myocardial Infarction
Device: Mobile-phone based patient support
Device: e-diary

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Study to Evaluate the Use of Mobile-phone Based Patient Support in Patients Diagnosed With Myocardial Infarction - SUPPORT

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Non-adherence Score [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The primary composite endpoint was defined as a non-adherence score based on the combination of adherence failure events and treatment gaps. Adherence failure events were defined as 2 missed doses during an observation cycle of up to 7 days. The first registered missed dose of ticagrelor in the e-diary initiated an observation cycle of 1 week. If a second missed dose was registered during the week, this was considered an adherence failure event. The third missed dose initiated a new observation cycle, and the process restarted. If the second missed dose was registered after more than 1 week, this was not defined as an adherence failure event, but initiated a new observation cycle. Treatment gaps were defined as patient reported gaps of 4 consecutive doses.

Enrollment: 174
Study Start Date: June 2013
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active group
The software application used on the patients' smart phones in the active group, will contain both the e-diary and the mobile-phone based patient support. Patients will receive feedback by the mobile-phone based support not only on the data they enter into the mobile-phone based patient support but also on their reported daily ticagrelor use.
Device: Mobile-phone based patient support
The mobile-phone based patient support (investigational medical device) is a stand-alone software product used on the patients' own smart phone and used in addition to medical treatment.
Device: e-diary
All patients (active and control group) participating in the study will report their daily use of ticagrelor in an e-diary which will be initiated on all study patients' smart phones.
Placebo Comparator: The control group
In this group the patients will have access to the e-diary only, in which they will report their daily use of ticagrelor. The patients in the control group will not receive any feed-back.
Device: e-diary
All patients (active and control group) participating in the study will report their daily use of ticagrelor in an e-diary which will be initiated on all study patients' smart phones.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Provision of written patient informed consent.
  2. Patients must have a smart phone at their disposal and use it on a daily basis.
  3. Female or male aged >18 years, diagnosed with a ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) or non ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) and treated with ticagrelor prior to inclusion into this study and for which the treating physician intend to continue prescribing ticagrelor according to the prescription recommendation.
  4. Ability to read, understand and write Swedish.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation in any clinical trial or device study in the last 30 days excluding prospective/retrospective register based studies that do not require any extra visits in addition to ordinary health care.
  2. Patients not suitable for participation based on the investigators judgment for example:

    • Patients on treatment with triple antithrombotic treatment.
    • Patients on treatment with anticoagulantia.
    • Patients accepted/with a plan for thoracic surgery (CABG) or any other elective surgery that cannot be postponed until after study participation.
    • Patients with a life expectancy of less than 12 months.
    • Patients judged to be unable to follow a structured physical activity program.
  3. Patients those are pregnant or lactating.
  4. Patients involved in the planning and/or conduct of the study (applies to AstraZeneca staff and/or staff at the study site and application developer).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01874262

Research Site
Goteborg, Sweden
Research Site
Jonkoping, Sweden
Research Site
Koping, Sweden
Research Site
Linkoping, Sweden
Research Site
Nykoping, Sweden
Research Site
Orebro, Sweden
Research Site
Stockholm, Sweden
Research Site
Sundsvall, Sweden
Research Site
Umea, Sweden
Research Site
Uppsala, Sweden
Research Site
Varberg, Sweden
Research Site
Vasteras, Sweden
Research Site
Vaxjo, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Christoph Varenhorst, MD, PhD Kardiologkliniken, Akademiska Sjukhuset Uppsala
  More Information

Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT01874262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ME-CV-1301
Study First Received: May 29, 2013
Results First Received: November 17, 2015
Last Updated: January 25, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Purinergic P2Y Receptor Antagonists
Purinergic P2 Receptor Antagonists
Purinergic Antagonists
Purinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 24, 2017