Improving Compliance With Metformin

This study has been completed.
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First received: July 3, 2001
Last updated: September 21, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
This is a randomized controlled trial of adherence. The study involves monitoring and managing focused intervention in patients prescribed metformin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: MEMS caps
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Improving Compliance With Metformin

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Enrollment: 79
Study Start Date: October 1999
Study Completion Date: January 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
1 Behavioral: MEMS caps

Detailed Description:
The active intervention, MEMS Feedback, involves review of patients' medication-taking over the preceding weeks

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Metformin has been prescribed
  • Willing to use medication containers with MEMS caps
  • Capable of giving informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00018616

United States, Connecticut
VA Connecticut Health Care System (West Haven)
West Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Principal Investigator: Marc I. Rosen, MD VA Connecticut Health Care System (West Haven)
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Rosen, Marc - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00018616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBS-047-98F
Study First Received: July 3, 2001
Last Updated: September 21, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypoglycemic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on November 30, 2015