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an On-demand Program to EmpoweR Active Self-management (OPERAS) (OPERAS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03404245
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 4, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Simon Fraser University
Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
Vancouver General Hospital
The Arthritis Society, Canada
Fraser Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Linda Li, University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
Self-management is a key component of successful chronic disease management and patients can benefit from learning about how daily activities and treatments relate to their symptoms and health status on an ongoing basis. The primary goal of this randomized controlled trial is to assess the efficacy of an e-health intervention, OPERAS, which includes two components: 1) the use of a newly developed web app to self-monitor symptoms/disease activity and treatment use, and help patients identify when a medical visit or treatment change is needed; 2) remote activity counselling provided by a physiotherapist, with the use of a wearable device (Fitbit) and the app to provide activity level feedback. The app component of OPERAS is hosted by the secure network of Arthritis Research Canada.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Joint Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis Behavioral: Education, Fitbit/self-management app, physiotherapist counselling. Behavioral: Same intervention with a 6 month delay Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Self-management is a fundamental component in arthritis care, however, it is often neglected as most models of arthritis care focus on early access to medical consultation and surgical interventions. Patient self-management refers to the active participation of patients in a variety of activities that contribute to lessening the physical and emotional impact of illnesses. There are several factors attributing to a lack of self-management practice, such as frustration from managing health on a trial-and-error basis, a lack of knowledge to effectively monitor symptoms and disease, and being unsure about how to manage physical activities without aggravating symptoms. The variety of risk factors highlight the need for a multifaceted approach that provides support in terms of knowledge, skill development and timely advice from health professionals, as well as motivational support for patients to be engaged in their care and to stay physically active.

Our primary objective is to assess the efficacy of an e-health intervention, OPERAS, which integrates the Arthritis Health Journal and a Physical Activity Counselling program, to improve self-management ability. Our secondary objectives are to explore the effect of the intervention on disease status and physical activity levels and to assess barriers to implementation and sustainability of the e-health intervention in RA management.

The investigators will use a mixed-methods approach, involving a RCT and in-depth interviews. The proof-of-concept study will employ a stepped wedge RCT design, whereby the intervention will be sequentially rolled out to participants over a number of time periods. The order in which individuals receive the intervention will be determined at random. The strength of this design is that it can properly address the efficacy question, while avoiding the dilemma of withholding the intervention to some participants, as in a parallel group design.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 134 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Empowering Active Self-management of Arthritis: Raising the Bar With OPERAS (an On-demand Program to EmpoweR Active Self-management)
Estimated Study Start Date : January 15, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 15, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 15, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Arthritis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Immediate Intervention Group
Education, Fitbit/self-management web app, physiotherapist counselling. These 3 components will be delivered to the participants in Months 1 and 2. The session will include a short presentation about physical activity in everyday life, an individual goal-setting session with a registered PT, and an orientation to the Fitbit device and the web app. Participants will be provided access to a Fitbit and an app account. The PT will review physical activity goals with participants via bi-weekly phone calls and progressively modify their activities. In Month 3-6, participants will continue using Fitbit and the app and have access to a PT via email as needed, but no phone call. In Months 7-12, participants may keep their Fitbit and app account, but will not have access to a PT.
Behavioral: Education, Fitbit/self-management app, physiotherapist counselling.
Participants will receive a brief education session, use a physical activity tracker Fitbit Flex paired with a self-management app, and remote counseling by a PT. Intervention will be received immediately.

Placebo Comparator: Delayed Intervention Group
Same intervention with a 6 month delay: The full intervention will be initiated in Month 7 and 8 with a brief education session, use of a Fitbit paired with the self-management web app, and counseling by a PT. In Month 9-12, participants will continue the intervention without the PT phone calls, but will have email access to PT, if needed.
Behavioral: Same intervention with a 6 month delay
The Delayed Intervention Group will receive the same intervention as the Immediate Intervention Group, but with a 6 month delay.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-management ability [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in self-management ability at 6 months and 12 months ]
    Our primary outcome measure will be self-management ability assessed by the Patient Activation Measure (PAM). PAM is a 13-item self-reported measure of individuals' confidence in managing chronic diseases


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease status [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in disease status at 6 months and 12 months ]
    We will assess disease status through the RA Disease Activity Index (RADAI), which consists of: 1) global disease activity; 2) joint tenderness/swelling; 3) pain; 4) morning stiffness; 5) number/severity of painful joints

  2. Physical Activity & Sedentary Time [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in physical activity and sedentary time at 6 months and 12 months ]
    We will also measure physical activity and sedentary time with a SenseWear Mini sensor, in which participants will wear for 7 days at baseline and at the end of Month 6 and 12. We will calculate the average daily MVPA accumulated in bouts per day. A bout is defined as greater than or equal to 10 consecutive minutes at the level of 3 or higher METs, with allowance for interruption of up to 2 minutes below the threshold. We will calculate the average daily time spent with an energy expenditure of 1.5 METs or lower, occurring in bouts of > 20 minutes during waking hours



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a physician confirmed diagnosis of RA
  • no joint surgery in the past 6 months
  • no history of acute injury to any joints in the past 6 months
  • an email address and daily access to a computer or mobile device.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • people who should not be physically active without medical supervision.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03404245


Contacts
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Contact: Johnathan Tam, BSc 604-207-4027 jtam@arthritisresearch.ca
Contact: Halima Elmi, MPH 604-207-4053 helmi@arthritisresearch.ca

Locations
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Canada, British Columbia
Arthritis Research Canada Not yet recruiting
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V6X 2C7
Contact: Johnathan Tam, BSc    604-207-4027    jtam@arthritisresearch.ca   
Contact: Halima Elmi, MPH    604-207-4053    helmi@arthritisresearch.ca   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
Vancouver General Hospital
The Arthritis Society, Canada
Fraser Health
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Linda Li, PhD Professor

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Responsible Party: Linda Li, Professor, University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03404245     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H17-03424
First Posted: January 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 4, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Linda Li, University of British Columbia:
Physical Activity
Exercise
Rheumatoid
Arthritis
Self-management
Symptoms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases