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FLARE Lupus Research Study Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (FLARE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03426384
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 8, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mymee Inc.

Brief Summary:
The first phase of this pilot study will assess changes in quality of life at the end of a 16-week Mymee program in patients with moderate to severe SLE. The second phase will assess changes in healthcare utilization and cost over a one year period after program end.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
System; Lupus Erythematosus Behavioral: Mymee Program Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Intervention Group The Intervention Group will enter daily tasks into the Mymee app. After the first intake session, the subject will participate in weekly 20-30-minute coaching sessions with the Health Coach. At the second session, the Health Coach will review the symptoms and the free text entered by the subject to determine which dietary and environmental factors will be monitored in the Mymee app.

Each subsequent week, the Health Coach will review and discuss with the subject the food diary and the data entered into the Mymee app during the previous week. Based on this discussion and the subject's medical records, the Health Coach will determine or revise which symptoms will continue to be monitored using the Mymee App.

Control Group The Control Group subjects will receive no training, coaching, or other intervention services from Mymee. The Control Group subjects will complete the same battery of assessments at the same intervals as the Intervention Group subjects.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Can Individualized Diet and Lifestyle Modifications Derived From Digital Therapeutics and Health Coaching Improve Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Actual Study Start Date : February 12, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 5, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Lupus
Drug Information available for: Coal Tar

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Intervention Group

The Intervention Group will enter daily tasks into the Mymee app. After the first intake session, the subject will participate in weekly 20-30-minute coaching sessions with the Health Coach. At the second session, the Health Coach will review the symptoms and the free text entered by the subject to determine which dietary and environmental factors will be monitored in the Mymee app.

Each subsequent week, the Health Coach will review and discuss with the subject the food diary and the data entered into the Mymee app during the previous week. Based on this discussion and the subject's medical records, the Health Coach will determine or revise which symptoms will continue to be monitored using the Mymee App.

Behavioral: Mymee Program
A combination of digital therapeutics and telephonic health coaching is used to identify and test dietary, lifestyle, and environmental triggers in order to reduce symptoms of auto-immune disease.

No Intervention: Control Group
The Control Group subjects will receive no training, coaching, or other intervention services from Mymee. The Control Group subjects will complete the same battery of assessments at the same intervals as the Intervention Group subjects.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline, measured at weeks 4, 8, 12, and 16 of the intervention and then every 3 months for the 1 year following the intervention ]
    BPI-SF is a 9-item questionnaire with two domains: pain severity and pain interference. The pain severity items have values which range from 0 ("no pain") to 10 ("pain as bad as you can imagine"), and the pain interference items have values which range from 0 ("does not interfere") to 10 ("completely interferes"). The pain severity and pain interference domain scores can be calculated as the mean of the scores of their component items.

  2. Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-Fatigue) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline, measured at weeks 4, 8, 12, and 16 of the intervention and then every 3 months for the 1 year following the intervention] ]
    The FACIT-Fatigue Sale is a 13-item questionnaire assessing fatigue, where the items use a Likert-type scale (with values ranging from 0 to 4). The responses for each item are added to obtain a total score which ranges from 0 to 52, with a higher score indicating less fatigue.

  3. LupusQOL [ Time Frame: Change from baseline, measured at weeks 4, 8, 12, and 16 of the intervention and then every 3 months for the 1 year following the intervention ]
    LupusQoL is a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) specific health-related quality of life measure. It is a 34-item questionnaire where each item uses a 5-point Likert-type scale (with values ranging from 0 to 4). Each item pertains to one of eight domains: physical health, pain, planning, intimate relationships, burden to others, emotional health, body image, and fatigue. Each domain of the LupusQoL is scored separately. The score for each domain is equal to the average of the domain's items scaled such that the range of possible scores is 0 (worst health-related quality of life) to 100 (best health-related quality of life).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in healthcare cost [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Comparison of healthcare costs over a one year period, pre- and post- intervention



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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:

  • ≥ 18 years of age who can consent for themselves
  • Location - U.S.
  • Proficient in English (speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Own or have reliable access to a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
  • Provision of medical record
  • Diagnosis of Lupus SLE as indicated in medical record
  • Symptomatic lupus as indicated by a score of at least 6 on one or more of BPI-SF questions 3, 5, or 6 and/or a score of at least 3 on one or more of the first four questions on the FACIT
  • Current prescription for one or more of the following medications: 20mg/day of oral prednisone (or other oral corticosteroid equivalent dose); methotrexate and/or other immunosuppressive therapy of any dosage such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®), methotrexate (Rheumatrex™), or azathioprine (muran®), adalimumab (Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn's-UC-HS Start, Humira Pediatric Crohn's Start, Humira, and Humira Pen Psoriasis-Uveitis), Plaquenil, Cellcept; monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) such as Benlysta® (belimuab, formerly called LymphoStat-B™); rituximab (Rituxan, MabThera and others);
  • Able and willing to consent to study protocol
  • Medications which have been stable for 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant and/or planning to get pregnant before end of 16-week intervention
  • In prison during any part of the 16-month study period
  • Resident of a nursing home, wards of the state, or Institutionalized during any part of the 16-month study period
  • Persons with decisional incapacity/cognitive impairment
  • Participating in another clinical trial, interventional or observational research during the study period
  • Plan or intention to receive/start during the 16-week (112 day) intervention period either:

    1. a standing dose of oral steroid agents at a 20mg dose of prednisone (or other oral corticosteroid equivalent dose);
    2. pulses or tapers of steroids for flares for more than a total of 30 days within the observation period
    3. any pulse/taper dose of steroids during the last 4 weeks of the intervention period;
    4. immunosuppressive agents, or biologic response modifiers.
  • Diagnosed with cancer

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03426384


Locations
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United States, New York
Mymee Inc.
New York, New York, United States, 11215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mymee Inc.

Publications:

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Responsible Party: Mymee Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03426384     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20172250
First Posted: February 8, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2019
Last Verified: June 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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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 Mymee Inc.:
SLE
FLARE
Lupus
Digital Therapeutics
Health Coaching
Smartphone App

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Coal Tar
Keratolytic Agents
Dermatologic Agents