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Enabling Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Care Via an Internet Intervention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00662623
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 21, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

April 16, 2008
April 21, 2008
May 13, 2016
April 2008
September 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
CPAP Adherence [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
Same as current
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Quality of patient-centered collaborative care [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
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Enabling Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Care Via an Internet Intervention
Enabling Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Care Via an Internet Intervention
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of different methods of providing education about sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) use and how that education might help to improve health outcomes and the amount of time CPAP is used.
Poor treatment adherence with CPAP therapy is well-documented. Set against a backdrop of telemedicine applications that have grown as fast in unsubstantiated claims and assumptions of patient satisfaction, diagnostic accuracy, clinical efficacy, and cost-effectiveness as they have in technological sophistication and capabilities, the evaluative aspect of this proposal is designed as as a randomized, controlled clinical trial—Usual Care patients (control) versus i-PAP patients (intervention). An important empirical-methodological advantage of the project is the objective measurement of CPAP adherence, which is measured by internal microprocessor as the "amount of time CPAP is used at the prescribed pressure." This objective measurement allows feedback of treatment adherence and efficacy to both patient and provider, and the i-PAP intervention was designed around this central feature.
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Behavioral: i-PAP
    Internet Intervention based on wireless telemonitoring of CPAP data and patient-centered, collaborative care
  • Behavioral: Usual Care (Standard Care)
    Pre-determined clinic visits and telephone support
  • Experimental: 1
    Intervention: Behavioral: i-PAP
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Usual Care (Standard Care)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Usual Care (Standard Care)
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September 2010
September 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 years
  • confirmed diagnosis of OSA
  • being newly prescribed CPAP therapy
  • having chronic symptoms as noted on screening symptom checklist
  • fluency in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cognitive impairment sufficient to cause inability to complete the protocol (MMSE < 24/30)
  • residence in a geographical area outside of San Diego County
  • fatal comorbidity (life expectancy less than 6 months as indicated by treating physician)
  • significant documented substance/chemical abuse or other participant circumstances that, in the opinion of a consensus of study team, would interfere with the safety of a prospective participant or their need for treatment
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Carl J. Stepnowsky, Veterans Medical Research Foundation
Veterans Medical Research Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Carl J. Stepnowsky, PhD Veterans Medical Research Foundation
Veterans Medical Research Foundation
May 2016

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