Effect of an interactive voice response system on self-management in kidney transplant recipients: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Ganjali, R. and Taherzadeh, Z. and Ghorban Sabbagh, M. and Nazemiyan, F. and Mamdouhi, F. and Tabesh, H. and Badiee Aval, S. and Golmakani, R. and Mostafavi, S. M. and Eslami, S. (2019) Effect of an interactive voice response system on self-management in kidney transplant recipients: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Medicine (United States), 98 (6).

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Abstract

Introduction:Adherence to a complex and ongoing set of therapeutic recommendations significantly determines short and long-term outcomes after kidney transplantation (KT). Interactive voice response system (IVRS) is a novel phone-based platform which is potentially useful to deliver health behavior interventions.Objective:The aims of the study is to describe the development of a theory-driven and educational IVRS investigate the effect of an IVRS on the self-management outcomes in KT recipients as compared with the control group.Methods:This study has been designed as a randomized, 2 parallel groups controlled trial. The KT recipients' older than18 years of age with access to a cellphone will be included. A total of 120 patients will be randomly assigned to the control and intervention groups. The participants in the intervention group will receive completely automatic calls in 3 categories: educational, medication adherence, and reminders by the IVRS, whereas those in the control group will receive usual care. The follow up will be performed within 6 months. The primary outcome will be the medication adherence while patients' transplant knowledge, health-related quality of life, and rehospitalization rates will be considered as secondary outcomes.Results:Thus far, recruitment of participants has not been completed and results will be published in 2019.Discussion:The IVRS is potentially useful to help KT recipients improve the self-management outcomes. The hypothesis is using an IVRS intervention makes a significant difference between basel assessment of adherence to immunosuppressive medications scale, 12-item short form survey, second version, kidney transplant understanding tool baseline scores, and those obtained at the end of study.Trial registration number:This trial is registered with the Iran Trial Registrar under registration number IRCT20180124038492N1 and registration date 30 January 2018. https://irct.ir/trial/29215. © 2019 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc..

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: MEDIA Correspondence Address: Eslami, S.; Department of Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Azadi Street, Iran; email: eslamis@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: IVRS kidney transplant recipients medication adherence patient transplant knowledge quality of life adult Article basel assessment of adherence to immunosuppressive medication scale clinical outcome clinical trial protocol controlled study education follow up graft recipient health behavior hospital readmission human interactive voice response system kidney transplantation knowledge major clinical study medication compliance priority journal randomized controlled trial rating scale self care Short Form 12 clinical protocol mobile phone reminder system Cell Phone Clinical Protocols Humans Reminder Systems Self-Management
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib1 lib1
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2020 05:17
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 05:17
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18347

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