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Mobile Phone Based Structured Intervention

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00512837
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aberdeen

Brief Summary:

Although asthma outcomes can be improved with structured care, less than half of people with asthma achieve good control. Part of the problem is poor adherence with self-monitoring and preventive drug regimes. This trial will test whether using mobile phone-based monitoring, as part of a structured care plan, improves clinical outcomes and confidence in people with poorly controlled asthma.

Adults and teenagers with poorly controlled asthma will be recruited and randomly assigned to one of two groups. Those in the mobile phone group will monitor their asthma daily using their mobile phone to record symptoms, medication and lung function. Instantaneous feedback to their phone will provide a visual indication of asthma control and prompts about therapy. The patient and their clinician will have web-based access to all readings. People in the control group will use traditional paper-based monitoring. Under the care of their asthma nurse, both groups will be treated according to the step-wise approach of the BTS/SIGN asthma guideline in order to gain control.

We will use the validated Asthma Control Questionnaire to measure control at baseline, three and six months, and compare improvement in the two groups. We will also assess how confident people feel in controlling their asthma, using a validated measure of self-efficacy, attitudes and knowledge.

Technological solutions to long-term healthcare problems are increasingly being sought by patients, clinicians and policy makers. If successful, our trial could provide timely evidence for the use of information technology to address the long-recognised problem of poor asthma control.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Behavioral: Mobile phone technology Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 312 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Mobile Phone Based Structured Intervention to Achieve Asthma Control in Patients With Uncontrolled Persistent Asthma: Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : November 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 2 Behavioral: Mobile phone technology

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in asthma control between baseline and six months as measured by ACQ.24 The ACQ measures clinical goals of asthma management on a scale: 0 (good control) to 6, is responsive to change,24 with a intra-individual minimum important difference [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Morbidity • Mean difference in ACQ at 3 and 6 months.24,36 • Proportion of patients with an ACQ<0.75 at three and six months.27 • Mean difference in mini-AQLQ which measures the physical/emotional impact of asthma on a scale

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with poorly controlled asthma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient under age of 12
  • Not possessing a mobile phone and who don't have adequate command of the English language

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00512837

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United Kingdom
Dr Jones and Partner
Norfolk, United Kingdom, IP22 4WG
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aberdeen
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Principal Investigator: Dermot Ryan Univeristy of Aberdeen
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Responsible Party: University of Aberdeen Identifier: NCT00512837    
Other Study ID Numbers: 07/047
First Posted: August 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2016
Last Verified: June 2008
Keywords provided by University of Aberdeen:
clinical management
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases