Patient Adherence to Acupuncture Treatment
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03645083|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 24, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 24, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Adherence, Patient||Behavioral: Telephone call Behavioral: Text message||Not Applicable|
This randomized controlled trial will deliver two interventions: (1) telephone call reminder and (2) text messaging reminder.
Participants who meet study eligibility criteria based on intake assessment will be recruited and complete baseline assessment immediately after they receive acupuncture treatment. There will be 40 participants in each of the two intervention groups and the no intervention control group.
Participants will be adults who visit the Emperor's College Acupuncture Clinic for a new treatment consultation on the date of the enrollment.
The telephone call and text messaging intervention is a one-time reminder system delivered to the participants based on the study random assignment, three days after the initial visit. A research assistant will be contacting the participants based on the assigned interventions.
There are three data collection points, 1) baseline (during initial visit), 2) 10 days after the initial visit, and 3) 30 days after the initial visit. Data will be collected via a tablet (baseline) and online survey (Day 10 and Day 30) through a secure online survey platform. Baseline assessment will occur prior to randomization, and post-intervention assessments will occur at 10 to 30 days after the initial visit.
Number of follow-up treatments for the same health concern will be collected for all enrolled participants from the participants' clinical record.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||121 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Randomized controlled trial|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Improving Treatment Adherence in Acupuncture Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trail|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 20, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 24, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 31, 2017|
Experimental: Telephone call
Participants receive a telephone call reminder three days after their initial visit
Behavioral: Telephone call
Participants in the intervention group receive a one-time telephone call reminder to attend follow-up treatment at the acupuncture clinic
Experimental: Text message
Participants receive a text message reminder three days after their initial visit
Behavioral: Text message
Participants in the intervention group receive a one-time text messaging reminder to attend follow-up treatment at the acupuncture clinic
No Intervention: Control
Participants do not receive any intervention after their initial visit
- Attendance to follow-up treatment [ Time Frame: Within 30 days after participants' initial visit ]Participants attending acupuncture follow-up treatments
- Total number of follow-up treatments [ Time Frame: Within 30 days after participants' initial visit ]The total number of follow-up treatments by participants
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): NCT03645083
|United States, California|
|University of Southern California|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033|
|Study Director:||David Black, PhD||University of Southern California|