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Use of a Smartphone Medication Reminder Application to Promote Adherence to Oral Medications by Adolescents and Young Adults(AYA) With Cancer


N/A
15 Years
29 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Use of a Smartphone Medication Reminder Application to Promote Adherence to Oral Medications by Adolescents and Young Adults(AYA) With Cancer


Non-adherence to oral medications is a prevalent problem in adolescents and young adults
(AYA) with cancer that may impact both survival and quality of life while on treatment. The
purpose of this study is to explore use of a smartphone medication reminder application to
promote adherence to oral medications by AYA with cancer. The study's primary aim is to
explore the feasibility and acceptability of using a smartphone medication reminder
application to promote adherence to oral medications by AYA with cancer as well as to
characterize application use. Secondary aims include: 1) to obtain initial estimates of
intervention effect- measured by pre-intervention to post-intervention differences in
perceived behavioral control for adherence, intention to adhere, and adherence behavior - to
inform design of a future trial powered to detect a clinically significant effect of
smartphone medication reminder application use on adherence to oral medications; and 2) to
examine the relationships among perceived behavioral control for adherence, intention to
adhere, and adherence behavior. A pre-post single group design will be used. Data will be
collected weekly for 4 weeks before introduction of the intervention and for 8 weeks
following introduction of the intervention. Analytic approaches will include descriptive
statistics and GEE modeling.

Inclusion Criteria


Inclusion criteria:

1)15-29 year olds receiving treatment for any type of cancer, either primary or
recurrent/relapsed disease, at Seattle Children's Hospital

2) Patient has completed at least one month of therapy

3)Patient is expected to remain on therapy for 3 month duration of study

4) Patient has an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch running iOS 4.0 or later

5) Patient is willing to use a smartphone medication reminder application-

Exclusion Criteria:

1)Patients who are unable to speak/read/write English as required for use of smartphone
medication reminder application and completion of study measures.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Feasibility and acceptability of using a smartphone medication reminder application to promote adherence to oral medications by AYA with cancer.

Outcome Time Frame:

ongoing study weeks 5-12

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Rebecca H Johnson, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Seattle Children's Hospital

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

SCH-13929

NCT ID:

NCT01618344

Start Date:

May 2012

Completion Date:

November 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Neoplasms
  • neoplasms
  • adolescent
  • young adult
  • medication adherence
  • Neoplasms

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Location

Seattle Children's HospitalSeattle, Washington  98105