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Exploring Acceptance and Outcomes of an Online-based Self-management Support System in Chronic Illness (USECARE)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02832739
First Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Update Posted: July 11, 2017
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Collaborators:
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST)
Open-Evidence c/o Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Institute for Health and Consumer Protection c/o University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine
European Medical Network EMN AG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jacob Gindin, Assuta Medical Center
  Purpose
The aim of the USECARE project is to improve and test SENACA, an ICT-based self-management support system for chronically ill patients and informal caregivers. 60 end-users will be instructed to use SENACA for approx. 3 months (in Israel and Norway). Amongst others, clinical and behavioural outcomes will be recorded. Additionally, SENACA's usability will be evaluated to determine its potential future scalability.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Heart Failure Diabetes Mellitus Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Special Orthopaedic Co-Morbidity After Hip/Knee Replacement Device: SENACA - ICT based self-management support system

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Exploring Acceptance and Outcomes of an ICT-based Self-management Support System for Community-dwelling Older Adults With Chronic Diseases and Informal Caregivers: USECARE Study Protocol

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Further study details as provided by Jacob Gindin, Assuta Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of and potential changes in technology acceptance in participants [ Time Frame: Up to three months ]
    Technology acceptance (usability) of system is measured by assessing participants' intention to use, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, technology experience, preference in using technology, errors, and user satisfaction. Instruments used are: Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Post-Study System Usability Questionnaire (PSSUQ), all self-reported questionnaires. In addition, system errors will be reported (number and type of problems).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of and potential changes in selected clinical outcomes of participants : BMI, weight, fasting glucose as well as HbA1c levels (sample) [ Time Frame: Up to three months ]
    Changes in selected clinical outcomes will be assessed with automated measurements via the intervention devices concerning body fat (fat proportion of body in %), body weight (in kg), blood pressure (systolic/diastolic in mmHg), pulse (per minute), SpO2 (in %) and fasting glucose (mmol). In Norway sample laboratory test will be conducted to determine levels of cholesterols (HDL, LDL in mmol), triglyceride (in mmol), HbA1c (mmol) and BNP (pg/ml).

  • Level of and potential changes in health-related quality of life of participants assessed by EQ5D5L [ Time Frame: Up to three months ]
    Use of EQ-5DL a standardised instrument to measure health outcome and health-related quality of life.

  • Level of and potential changes in uptake and usage of the SENACA intervention by participants [ Time Frame: Up to three months ]
    Automated recording of relative frequency of usage of SENACA's modules (usage of single components that are not mandatory), adherence to SENACA (Number of days within program from initiation to discontinuation (time to event), errors of system during intervention (number and type of technical problems occurring)

  • Level of and potential changes in self-efficacy of participants [ Time Frame: Up to three months ]
    Measured with the Stanford Self-efficacy for managing chronic disease scale (SES6)

  • Level of and potential changes in health-related behaviour: nutrition & alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity [ Time Frame: Up to three months ]
    Self-reported questionnaires on weekly unit consumption (nutrition/alcohol), exercise (in Norway) and walking (minutes or hours/week), smoking behaviour (tobacco products, consumption per day), alcohol (units/week).Physical activity will be recorded automatically via pedometer (device).

  • Level of and potential changes in eHealth Literacy in participants [ Time Frame: Up to three months ]
    eHealth Literacy is defined as the ability to read, use computers, search for information, understand health information, and put it into context.The eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) as an 8-item measure will be used (self-reported questionnaire).


Enrollment: 30
Actual Study Start Date: November 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 31, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 31, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SENACA - self-management support system
Use of enhanced SENACA - ICT based self-management support system prototype by study participants at home for 75-100 days
Device: SENACA - ICT based self-management support system
SENACA - ICT based self-management support system is a structured self-management support system with several interacting components, combining tele-monitoring devices and a solution for personalised health plans. ==> www.senaca.ch

Detailed Description:

In Switzerland, SENior health ACAdemy (SENACA, www.senaca.ch) has been developed by the European Medical Network EMN.

SENACA is a structured self-management support system with several interacting components, combining tele-monitoring devices and a solution for personalised health plans. This online support system's usability, the behaviour change techniques it builds on, modes of delivery and its effects on health-related behaviour, clinical and Quality-of-Life outcomes will be established in a larger group of end-users.

Testing the usability of SENACA and practical effectiveness of this intervention is the goal of this multi-national project USECARE (www.usecare.eu).

SENACA will be implemented in two countries (Israel and Norway ) via field test with community-dwelling older adults living with chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes, COPD, chronic heart failure) and their informal caregivers.

Key element of USECARE is a field-test including a study based upon pre-experimental design with three time point measurements and a pre-usability round. Multiple methods will be used to evaluate the usability and to observe clinical and process parameters before, during and after the implementation of the enhanced SENACA prototype.

All of the results combined will provide an insight into the end-user experience, usage pattern, usability perception and potential added value of the enhanced SENACA prototype for chronic disease management in the participating countries.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion community-dwelling older adults (primary end-users):

  • receive medical care for one or more of the following chronic diseases in hospital settings and outpatient clinics:

    1. Chronic Heart Failure (CHF, New York Heart Association NYHA IIIIIa);
    2. Diabetes Mellitus (DM, 6< HbA1c<9),
    3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD, GOLD I-II)
    4. Special Orthopaedic Co-Morbidity (SOCM, after elective hip or knee replacement, health status temporarily destabilized respectively challenged, increased monitoring and formal/informal care).
  • having support of an informal caregiver that is aged 18 years or older
  • aged 50 years and older (primary end-users)

Exclusion community-dwelling older adults (primary end-users):

  • known illiteracy (reading and writing difficulties)
  • lack of local language proficiency
  • current major mental illness of moderate to severe level
  • major acute illness or surgery in past 3 months (except elective hip / knee surgery for patients with SOCM)
  • participation in another intervention study

Inclusion informal caregivers (secondary end-users):

  • aged 18 years or older
  • named by primary end-user as designated informal caregiver providing physical, emotional and/or social support for him or her

Both inclusion criteria primary and secondary end-users:

  • written informed consent
  • adequate functional, sensory and cognitive abilities to use the SENACA system

Both exclusion criteria primary and secondary end-users:

  • does not have a stable address of residence
  • no internet/computer access
  • inability to handle ICT-devices due to cognitive or functional disabilities
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02832739


Locations
Israel
Assuta Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel, 69710
Norway
University Hospital North Norway
Tromsoe, Norway, 9038
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assuta Medical Center
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST)
Open-Evidence c/o Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Institute for Health and Consumer Protection c/o University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine
European Medical Network EMN AG
Investigators
Study Chair: Frank Larsen, MA Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Jacob Gindin, Director Geriatric Services, Assuta Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02832739     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IFI.2014.0056
First Submitted: June 8, 2016
First Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Update Posted: July 11, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Jacob Gindin, Assuta Medical Center:
Technology acceptance
Usability
eHealth
self-management support in chronic illness
prevention
Special Orthopaedic Co-Morbidity after hip/knee replacement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Heart Failure
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Chronic Disease
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes