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Monitoring and Peer Support to Improve Treatment Adherence and Outcomes (O2VERLAP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03446768
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 27, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
COPD Foundation

Brief Summary:
The O2VERLAP study investigators would like to find out if individuals living with both COPD and OSA would benefit from an online, educational curriculum, coupled with access to peer support (i.e. telephone and online chatting with peers) and remote CPAP adherence monitoring data. The curriculum and peer coaching is meant to provide participants the information and tools they need to be more compliant in using their CPAP device.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Obstructive Sleep Apnea Other: Peer support Other: Online platform Other: Respiratory Therapist support Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The O2VERLAP study focuses on a subset of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (i.e. COPD) community that are also living with a diagnosis of Sleep Apnea (i.e. SA); having a diagnosis of both COPD and SA is referred to as Overlap Syndrome (i.e. OS). There are about 300 million people living with COPD globally; of those, OSA affects 17% of adults and over 25% of older adults with rates increasing in association with the obesity epidemic. So, there are approximately 51-75 million individuals living with OS worldwide. This subset of the COPD community is met with increased morbidity and mortality rates compared to either diagnosis alone. The primary treatment for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (i.e. CPAP, sometimes shortened to PAP).

When individuals with OS are adherent to their nighttime CPAP therapies they see significantly improved outcomes, comparable to individuals living with a diagnosis of COPD alone. As a result, the primary aim of this study is to improve CPAP adherence in patients living with OS. The study investigators hope to do this through a proactive, peer-support based intervention, supplemented by an online curriculum and access to remote CPAP adherence monitoring data. Peer-coaches will include individuals who are living with COPD and OSA, who are similar to the study population. The COPD Information Line associates will act in this peer- support role through dyadic, telephone-based communication and through secure online chat. The COPD Information Line peer-coaches will be able to provide participants experience- based advice, patient-centered guidance on troubleshooting adherence barriers, as well as patient-centered advice on how to facilitate CPAP adherence. Peer coaches will also include Respiratory Therapists who will be able to provide coaching from the perspective of a caregiver. Additionally, all peer based support aims to provide emotional and social support to participants. The participants will have the ability to chat with their peer coaches online, both in real-time and asynchronously, and will additionally have weekly check ins with their coaches. The curriculum addresses many common CPAP adherence barriers and facilitators. The investigators hope that the combination of peer-support and self-learning will cultivate patient activation, self-management strategies and improve participant's health literacy. Ultimately, the investigators expect that this will improve CPAP adherence rates at 6 weeks and 12 weeks.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 330 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Monitoring and Peer Support to Improve Treatment Adherence and Outcomes in Patients With Overlap Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Apnea Via a Large PCORnet Collaboration
Actual Study Start Date : February 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 31, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 30, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Reactive Care (RC)
Participants in the RC arm of the study will be provided access to the COPD Information Line if they feel they would benefit from the support of a peer health coach. Peer health coaches working the information line are patients also living with COPD who can offer peer level support.
Other: Peer support
Access to educational and informational support by a trained peer coach

Active Comparator: Proactive Care (PC)
Participants in the PC arm of the study will be provided access to the COPD Information Line if they feel they would benefit from the support of a peer health coach. Peer health coaches working the information line are patients also living with COPD who can offer peer level support. Additionally, the PC group will also receive access to an online study portal which houses an educational health curriculum covering topics related to COPD and OSA. The portal allows participants to send online messages to peer coaches and respiratory therapist coaches. PC group will also receive weekly updates.
Other: Peer support
Access to educational and informational support by a trained peer coach

Other: Online platform
An online platform that provides educational, informational and access to several therapeutic device metrics

Other: Respiratory Therapist support
Limited medical support provided by trained Respiratory Therapists.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in CPAP adherence at 6 weeks [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    CPAP adherence is being measured through remote adherence monitoring of all participants; the study inclusion criteria requires all participants be using a CPAP device with wireless modem, the wireless modem allows the study investigators to accurately measure participants CPAP usage daily. Participants CPAP device record the 'total time connected' each day or total time the device is being used (i.e. units are hours per day). Study investigators will retroactively access and collect 30-days of baseline adherence data, prior to randomization, to measure the participants level of baseline adherence. The study investigators will then track participants total time using their CPAP device in hours, each day, for the duration of the participants enrollment (i.e. about three months).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in daytime sleepiness at 6 and12 weeks [ Time Frame: 6 weeks and 12 weeks ]
    Improvement in daytime sleepiness will be measured using the Functional Outcomes of Sleep Quality (i.e. FOSQ) questionnaire.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Improvement in sleep quality at 6 and 12 weeks [ Time Frame: 6 weeks and 12 weeks ]
    Improvement in sleep quality at 6 weeks and 12 weeks will be larger in the proactive care group compared to the reactive care group. This will be measured using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (i.e. PSQI) questionnaire.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: >40 years
  • Primary language: English
  • Diagnosed with both Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Prescription for positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). There should be no minimum or maximum flow required (i.e., no limitation on PAP modality).
  • Access to the internet viand a PC, tablet, or smart phone to complete all study activities from home or remotely
  • PAP device with wireless modem

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speakers
  • Life expectancy less than or equal to six months

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03446768


Locations
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United States, Florida
COPD Foundation Inc.
Miami, Florida, United States, 33134
Sponsors and Collaborators
COPD Foundation
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Carl Stepnowsky, PhD University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Elisha Malanga, BS COPD Foundation

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Responsible Party: COPD Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03446768     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20173014
First Posted: February 27, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019

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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 COPD Foundation:
COPD
OSA
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Apnea
Respiration Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases