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Predictors and Intervention for Noncompliance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00148174
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 1, 2015
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September 2, 2005
September 7, 2005
June 1, 2015
August 1998
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Graft loss [ Time Frame: prospective ]
  • Acute rejection
  • Graft loss
  • Death
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  • Acute rejection [ Time Frame: prospective ]
  • Death [ Time Frame: prospective ]
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Predictors and Intervention for Noncompliance
Predictors and Intervention for Noncompliance

This is a randomized controlled intervention trial in poorly compliant patients, testing whether improved compliance behavior decreases rates of acute rejection risk and graft loss.

Hypothesis: A study of an intensive intervention focused on the least compliant patients and beginning 3 months post-transplant. Effective intervention will reduce the number of acute rejection episodes and thus the occurrence of chronic rejection and graft loss.

Our original studies demonstrated "early" noncompliant behavior predicted adverse transplantation outcomes including acute graft rejection and graft loss. In this study, we are randomly assigning a telephone intervention in a prospective cohort of medically noncompliant patients. Standard therapy includes specifically warning patients about the risks of noncompliant behavior, and the formal intervention is randomized so half of these patients will also receive intensive telephone followup, intended to improve medication compliance and reduce adverse events.
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Kidney Transplantation
Behavioral: Intensive telephone followup
Telephone calling
Experimental: Phone calling
Phone calling to encourage improved adherence
Intervention: Behavioral: Intensive telephone followup
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December 2014
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney transplant
  • Discharged from hospital with functioning graft

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Risk of recurrent primary renal disease, e.g. hemolytic uremic syndrome, oxalosis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II, focal,segmental glomerulosclerosis with nephrotic syndrome
  • Patients with active psychosis
  • Patients not using azathioprine, sirolimus, or mycophenolate mofetil for immunosuppression at the time of discharge
  • Patients taking the liquid form of azathioprine or mycophenolate mofetil
  • Patients who are younger than 14 yrs. old
  • Patients who do not speak English
  • Receiving extra-renal organ except for pancreas,either simultaneously or previously
  • Patients who live and will be followed outside of the United States, except Canada
  • Patients who are physically unable to open the Medication Event Monitoring System(MEMS)cap
  • Patients who are not responsible for taking their own medications, e.g. living in a medical care facility
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
14 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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United States
2P01DK013083-40A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Thomas E Nevins, MD University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
May 2015

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