MD2Me - Texting to Promote Chronic Disease Management
UCSD researchers are conducting a study aimed to develop and evaluate a chronic disease self management web and text message based program on health-related self-efficacy and frequency of adolescent-conducted healthcare interactions. We hypothesize that users of the program will demonstrate greater gains between baseline and 8 month measures of health related self-efficacy and adolescent-conducted healthcare interactions as compared to the usual care comparison group.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Type 1 Diabetes
Chronic Disease Management
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||TAHLC - Texting to Promote Adolescent Health Liaisons and Chronic Disease Management|
- Health related self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The primary aim of the study will be to develop and test the effect of a texting intervention TAHLC on health-related self-efficacy and frequency of adolescent-conducted healthcare interactions over the study period of 8 months.
- Health knowledge [ Time Frame: 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Disease health knowledge
- Health literacy [ Time Frame: 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Health literacy
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 8 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Quality of life including depression, self-esteem, and social support will be assessed.
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: SMS and Internet
The SMS and Internet group will receive information, tips, strategies, and questions related to the self management of chronic disease (cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, or type 1 diabetes) on a web-based program and via SMS messages.
The goals of the MD2Me intervention include increasing disease self-efficacy, disease knowledge, and the ability to control one's disease independently. The intervention includes an 8-week web program with weekly behavioral skills, topics on how to navigate the healthcare system, lifestyle tips, a Discussion Board, and text messages.
No Intervention: Control
The Control group will receive monthly tip sheets on various health topics for adolescents and young adults.
The MD2Me study (or also known as TAHLC), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health is a 2-year randomized controlled trial to develop and test a text message and Internet based intervention among adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, or inflammatory bowel disease. Adolescents and young adults have been a difficult population to engage in healthcare. It is estimated that 1 in 5 adolescents do not get the healthcare they need. Interventions must address how the healthcare system can engage adolescents with chronic disease and provide opportunities to discuss health-related matters and improve disease outcomes.
This study will help fill multiple gaps in the literature by exploring the utility of a push AND pull SMS texting-based application for chronic disease management among youth. Based on social cognitive theory, the intervention will use accessible technology to promote disease management among adolescents with chronic disease as they transition to adult care. The popularity and usage of SMS already demonstrated by adolescents suggests notable promise for the SMS-based TAHLC program to promote chronic disease self-management and healthcare engagement with substantial positive impacts on health among youth with chronic disease.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01253733
|United States, California|
|University of California, San Diego|
|La Jolla, California, United States, 92093|
|Principal Investigator:||Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH||University of California, San Diego|