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Efficacy of a Intervention to Reduce Medication Errors and Improve Adherence (ATEM-AP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01291966
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2011
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Sociedad Andaluza de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Sociedad Española de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Information provided by:
Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia de Cordoba

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that an intervention based on the motivational interview directed to patients with polypharmacy to improve the Therapeutic Adherence and to reduce the errors of Medication in major measure that the habitual intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Medication Adherence Patient Compliance Behavioral: Motivational interview Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 154 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Efficacy of a Intervention to Reduce Medication Errors and Therapeutic Failure in Patients Over 65 Years Polypharmacy
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Motivational interview Behavioral: Motivational interview
Other Names:
  • Counseling
  • Patient-centered method




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. medication errors in the patients [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1, 3 and 6 months ]
    Medication errors before and after the intervention in each group


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of adherence [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    To measure adherence to treatment will use a combination of direct methods (counting of medication) and indirect tests are passed or self-reported compliance test Haynes-Sackett and Morisky-Green test



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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with polypharmacy (5 or more medicines)
  • That detects to them a problem of Therapeutic Adherence
  • That agree to take part in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immobilized patients or with an index of Barthel lower than 60 points
  • Incapable to fulfill ABVD
  • Patients with cognitive deterioration
  • Patients with diagnosis of ictus in the last 6 months
  • That has been admitted to hospital 2 or more times in the last year Institutionalized patients

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01291966


Locations
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Spain
Unidad Docente de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Córdoba, Spain, 14011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia de Cordoba
Sociedad Andaluza de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Sociedad Española de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Luis A Perula, PH D Andalusian Health Service
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Luis A Pérula, Andalusian Health Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01291966    
Other Study ID Numbers: PI-0101/2008
First Posted: February 9, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2011
Last Verified: December 2010
Keywords provided by Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia de Cordoba:
medication errors
Patient Compliance
patient safety
polypharmacy