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Text-Enabled Ascertainment and Community Linkage for Health (TEACH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04058301
Recruitment Status : Suspended (COVID-19)
First Posted : August 15, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Margaret Samuels-Kalow, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to pilot test a novel tool for health related social needs screening and linkage to community resources in the ED by randomizing participants to standard handout v. handout + text message with resource information.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Emergency Medicine Other: Text message information Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Text-Enabled Ascertainment and Community Linkage for Health
Actual Study Start Date : December 9, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 30, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Handout
Participants receive a generic handout about resources in Boston
Experimental: Text message
Participants receive a generic handout about resources in Boston and a text message with a geographically proximate resource
Other: Text message information
Geographically proximate resources delivered by text message




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction: Likert scale [ Time Frame: 3-5 days ]
    Participants will be asked about their satisfaction with the program measured on a Likart scale. Options will include "Extremely or Quite a bit; Somewhat; A little bit or Not at all"


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Resource use [ Time Frame: 3-5 days ]
    Participants will be asked about actual and planned resource use

  2. Health status [ Time Frame: 3-5 days ]
    Participants will be asked about health status. In general, how would you rate your health? Excellent, Very good, Good or Fair,Poor


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. ED utilization [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Chart review of ED visits and potentially preventable utilization



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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:

  • 51 ZIP codes included in our database of community resources ("catchment area")
  • >=18 years old
  • plan for discharge home
  • speak either English or Spanish
  • live within the catchment area for the study
  • have a cellphone with text messaging capabilities
  • ability to respond to text messages from the study team.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are intoxicated
  • on a Section 12
  • lack capacity to consent will be excluded.

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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): NCT04058301


Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Responsible Party: Margaret Samuels-Kalow, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04058301    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2019P001579
First Posted: August 15, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 19, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
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
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes