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SMS Technology for the Promotion of Diabetes Education and Self-Management in Egypt

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02868320
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Misr University for Science and Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Haitham Abaza, Hannover Medical School

Brief Summary:
This study was conducted at the teaching hospital of Misr University for Science & Technology. It aimed to examine the use of SMS technology in educating and monitoring diabetic patients in Egypt, and assess the impact of educational text messages on their glycemic control and self-management behaviors. Participants were randomized into an intervention and a control group. Intervention patients received an instruction booklet as well as daily educational and weekly reminder messages to better control their diabetes. Control patients received the same instruction booklet but no SMS messages. Both group patients took an HbA1c test at the beginning and end of the study period and were asked to measure their blood glucose once a week and record their readings into a monitoring table over 12 weeks. The primary outcome was the change in HbA1c levels, which was expected to be greater among intervention patients at the end of the study. Secondary outcomes included blood glucose levels, treatment and medication adherence, diabetes self-efficacy, rate of hospital/ER visits, frequency of blood glucose measurement, among others.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Other: SMS messages Other: Instruction booklet Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 73 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: SMS Technology for the Promotion of Diabetes Education and Self-Management
Study Start Date : April 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention group
This group received a diabetes instruction booklet in addition to daily educational SMS messages and weekly reminders
Other: SMS messages

Daily educational messages addressing the following categories: diet, exercise, complications, medications, foot care, blood sugar testing, and hypo- and hyperglycemia.

Weekly reminder messages of blood glucose testing.


Other: Instruction booklet
General detailed instructions addressing the same SMS categories.

Active Comparator: Control group
This group only received a diabetes instruction booklet
Other: Instruction booklet
General detailed instructions addressing the same SMS categories.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in HbA1c [ Time Frame: baseline and 12 weeks ]
    measured by the difference between endpoint and baseline values and by the number of patients who experienced a reduction of at least 1% from baseline to endpoint


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. blood glucose levels [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. body weight [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  3. Treatment adherence [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    measured by the diabetes self-care inventory (SCI)

  4. Medication adherence [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    measured by the Morisky medication adherence scale (MMAS-4)

  5. Diabetes self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    measured by the diabetes empowerment scale short form (DES-SF)

  6. Frequency of blood glucose measurement [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  7. Rate of hospital/ER admissions [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • has diabetes
  • owns a mobile phone
  • can read SMS messages or lives with someone that can read for them.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cannot read or not SMS familiar and lives alone

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02868320


Locations
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Egypt
Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST) hospital
Giza, Cairo, Egypt, 12566
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hannover Medical School
Misr University for Science and Technology
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Haitham Abaza PLRI Institute for Medical Informatics, Hannover Medical School
Study Director: Michael Marschollek PLRI Institute for Medical Informatics, Hannover Medical School

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Haitham Abaza, Doctoral candidate at PLRI Institute for Medical Informatics, Hannover Medical School
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02868320     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DiabAwPro
First Posted: August 16, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016
Keywords provided by Haitham Abaza, Hannover Medical School:
SMS
text messaging
diabetes self management
glycemic control
mHealth
mobile health
diabetes education
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases