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Electronically Connected Health Coaching in Type 2 Diabetes

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 January 2014 by York University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul Ritvo, York University Identifier:
First received: January 6, 2014
Last updated: January 13, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
Patients with Type 2 Diabetes randomly allocated to the intervention arm (health coaching + smartphone-based health promotion software) will have significantly better Hemoglobin A1c levels at 6 months post-intervention than patients with Type 2 Diabetes allocated to the control arm (health coaching alone).

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling with smartphone
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electronically Connected Health Coaching in Improving Type 2 Diabetes Self Management - Phase III Trial

Further study details as provided by York University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hemoglobin A1c [ Time Frame: 6 months follow up from baseline ]
    Finger prick A1c test or lab test

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 6 months follow up from baseline assessment ]
    Self report measure of psychological distress

Estimated Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lifestyle counseling with smartphones
Lifestyle counseling assisted by smartphones
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling with smartphone
Lifestyle counseling with health promoting smartphone software
Active Comparator: Lifestyle counseling
Lifestyle counseling
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling
Lifestyle counseling

Detailed Description:

Inclusion criteria: all participating patients have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, are between 25 and 70 years of age, have a regular primary care physician, and have HbA1c levels > or = to 7.3.

Exclusion criteria: Axis I and II psychiatric disorders.

Primary outcome: HBA1c at 6 months follow up.

Secondary outcome: Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fluency in English and/or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • > 75 years of age
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02036892

Contact: Paul Ritvo, PhD 4165808021
Contact: Noah Wayne, MSc 4168897289

Canada, Ontario
Black Creek Community Health Centre Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3M1A4
Contact: Paul Ritvo, PhD    4165808021   
Contact: Noah Wayne, MSc    4168897289   
Sub-Investigator: Noah Wayne, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
York University
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Principal Investigator: Paul Ritvo, PhD York University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Paul Ritvo, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University Identifier: NCT02036892     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13-001
Study First Received: January 6, 2014
Last Updated: January 13, 2014

Keywords provided by York University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017