Medium Term Health Coaching and Life-long Monitoring in Cardiovascular Disease in Norrbotten

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 23, 2011
County Council of Norrbotten, Sweden
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Inger Lindberg, Luleå Tekniska Universitet

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the introduction of large-scale personalized and technology supported telemonitoring and health coaching interventions produces benefits in terms of health related quality of life, health status and empowerment of patients with a cardiovascular disease. In addition, the trials evaluate the economical and organizational impact of the new services and examine their acceptability by patients and health professionals.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Heart Disease Quality of Life Procedure: Health Coaching and Life-long Monitoring Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 741 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Medium Term Health Coaching and Life-long Monitoring in Cardiovascular Disease in Norrbotten
Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Standard care
Experimental: Health coaching and and Life-long Monitoring Procedure: Health Coaching and Life-long Monitoring
Participants receive tablet PCs with software that collects and transmit diagnostic measurements. Measurements are performed by the participants following indications of the health coaching team. Equipment used by all participants: • blood pressure meter, • pedometer • pulse watch• 2-channel electrocardiograph. Measured values are entered manually by the participants, unrealistic values are refused and values are provided with a time-stamp. Measurements is reviewed in a graphical display. Measured values are accessed by the health coaching team that develops an individualized measurement and medication scheme. Reminders are provided by the software and can be exported to personal calendars or mobile phones. Secure authentication of users is be provided

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. SF-36 [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
    Questionnaire, 36 questions ref Ware, 2000 version 2

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. HbA1c (for patients with type-2D) Blood pressure for patient with heart disease [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
    HbA1c is a long-term sugar / serum glucose test, it is a blood test that gives a measure of blood sugar levels two to three months before sampling.

  2. Bloodpressure [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
  3. Blood lipids [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
  4. Bodyweight [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
  5. Smoking habits [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
  6. Alcohol consumption [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
  7. SOC-13 [ Time Frame: 12 months follow-up ]
    SOC-13 (sense of coherence, SOC) is a term that reflects the ability to cope with stress and is the essence of the salutogenic theory of health. SOC consists of three subordinate concepts, manageability, meaningfulness and comprehensibility.

  8. EQ-5D [ Time Frame: 12 monts follow-up ]
    EQ5D (5d) is a standardized instrument to measure and describe health outcomes. It can be used to measure health at the individual level in clinical settings and to measure a population's health locally and nationally.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of arterial hypertension ischemic heart disease,
  • atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmia,
  • congestive heart failure (study heart disease)
  • HbA1C > 53mmol/mol (study diabetes)
  • Age > 18 years
  • Capability of filling in questionnaires in the own language
  • Capability to use the devices provided
  • Being cognitively able to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01478672

Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden, 971 87
Sponsors and Collaborators
Luleå Tekniska Universitet
County Council of Norrbotten, Sweden

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Inger Lindberg, Investigator, Luleå Tekniska Universitet Identifier: NCT01478672     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LTU-Medium health coaching
First Posted: November 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 23, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Inger Lindberg, Luleå Tekniska Universitet:
Promotion health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases