Anti-osteoporosis Medication Monitoring and Management Service

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 18, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 4, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:


One-year adherence to oral anti-osteoporosis medication (AOMs) was only about 30%. In recent years, efforts have been made to change the delivery of these medications from oral form to injection form every, 3, 6 or 12 months to increase adherence. However, both patients and providers are sometimes confused about the multiple choices. Also, patients may receive extra medications if providers did not keep tract of their previous AOM uses or patients may changes providers. There were urgent needs to provide AOM monitoring and management services to improve cares.


To establish a anti-osteoporosis medication management service at National Taiwan University Hospital and its BeiHu Branch.


Participating physicians will select those eligible for services and refer to study coordinators. Study coordinators will conduct baseline assessments on osteoporosis/fracture risks, record medical conditions, AOMs, provide educations on osteoporosis, fracture, sarcopenia, fall, medications, nutrition, and exercise. They also arrange return clinic visit, telephone reminder and follow up for patients, and communicate with providers on regular bases. the investigators plan to enroll 500 patients with 18-month follow up for each.

Condition or disease
Osteoporosis Fracture

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 500 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Anti-osteoporosis Medication Monitoring and Management Service
Study Start Date : July 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoporosis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. medication adherence [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

    Medication adherence will be assessed at 4, 8, 12, 18 months after enrollments. Final results will be reported at 18 month. If the patient changes medication, all AOMs adherence will be combined.

    Specific formula is as below:

    for oral medications, adherence is defined as # medication taken/ #medication prescribed within past 3 months for injection medications, adherence is defined as # of injection/ # of due injection since baseline or last follow up phone call.

    Statistics: Simple counts of adherence % among all participants.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults treated with anti-osteoporosis medicines (AOMs)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >=50 and one of the below
  • Newly prescribed with AOMs
  • Recent change of AOMs
  • Poor adherence to AOMs
  • Participating physicians feel that the service will benefit the patient in overall osteoporosis and medication managements.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Life expectancy less than 2 years or can't be assessed for communication problems
  • patient in our fracture liaison service or other medication clinical trials

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02194647

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ding-Cheng Chan, MD, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT02194647     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201406077RINA
First Posted: July 18, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Medication Monitoring

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases