Handheld Computers to Improve Adherence to Anti-HIV Drug Regimens
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00053443|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2003
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|HIV Infections||Device: Medication Reminder System/Adherence Tracker||Phase 2|
As the use of protease inhibitors and other antiretroviral medications has increased, multiple drug resistant HIV strains have emerged, demonstrating the need for improved patient adherence to complex drug regimens. Individual computerized adherence systems have been proposed as a mechanism for improving patient adherence. This study will utilize advanced computer and communication technologies to produce a handheld (PDA) product for HIV/AIDS patients. The system serves as a patient reminder system, addresses problems of missed medications, and monitors severity of side effects. This study will evaluate the efficacy of the system as an adherence intervention.
Participants in the study will be randomized to either the intervention or a control group. Participants will use the PDA daily for medication reminders, alarms, adherence tracking, and as a source of information on HIV/AIDS. The study will last 15 weeks. Each participant will have 6 study interviews and 2 quality control interviews. Study interviews will include adherence questionnaires, blood tests for viral load and CD4 data, and quality of life assessments.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||156 participants|
|Official Title:||Compliance Enhancement In HIV/AIDS Patients|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2005|
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): NCT00053443
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 02464|