Cell Phone Intervention to Support Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence in Kenya
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00830622|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|HIV AIDS HIV Infections||Other: Cell Phone Intervention|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||536 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||A Targeted Cell Phone Intervention to Improve Patient Access to Care and Drug Adherence in Patients Taking Antiretroviral (ARV) Medications in Kenya|
|Study Start Date :||May 2007|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2010|
Cell Phone Intervention: participant receives weekly SMS text message from the health care worker.
Other: Cell Phone Intervention
Participant receives weekly SMS text messages from the health care provider.
No Intervention: 2
SOC: Participant receives standard of care support but not weekly SMS text messages from the health care worker.
- Adherence to ART and HIV RNA suppression [ Time Frame: 6,12 months ]Although many patients are seen every 3 months, study visits with questionnaires and viral load are completed at 0, 6, and 12 month scheduled follow-up visits.
- Retention [ Time Frame: 6, 12 months ]
- Quality of Life (SF-12) [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9, 12 months ]
- Health (CD4, weight, progression to AIDS, all cause mortality) [ Time Frame: 6, 12 months ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00830622
|University of Nairobi Clinics|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard T Lester, MD, FRCPC||University of Manitoba|
|Study Chair:||Joshua Kimani, MBChB||University of Manitoba / University of Nairobi|
|Study Director:||Francis A Plummer, MD, FRCPC||University of Manitoba|