GlowCap Reminder System in Patients With Early Stage Breast Cancer Receiving Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01239251
First received: November 10, 2010
Last updated: November 8, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to test the ease of using a new device, called the GlowCap that reminds the patient to take their breast cancer hormone pill. The study will collect information about the experience with this device and what the patient thinks of its role in the daily pill taking routine.


Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Other: GlowCap device

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Feasibility of Using the GlowCap Reminder System in Patients With Early Stage Breast Cancer Receiving Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the usability of the GlowCap system by patients [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    >60 years of age with early stage breast cancer.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Measure the acceptance and satisfaction of the GlowCap reminder system [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    with respect to medication adherence in patients >60 years with early stage breast cancer taking adjuvant endocrine therapy.


Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
breast cancer patients taking endocrine therapy
Breast cancer patients, currently taking adjuvant endocrine therapy will be equipped with a GlowCap device for a period of 30 days. The GlowCap will become part of their medication taking routine.
Other: GlowCap device
Participants will be provided with a device called the GlowCap for a period of 30 days. The device has visual and auditory cues to help patients remember to take their medication at the same time each day. The GlowCap will be programmed to glow when it is time for each patient to take her medication. The GlowCap will initially glow bright orange for the first hour from the time the patient is scheduled to take the medication. During the second hour, the GlowCap system will play music in addition to continuing to glow. If after 2 hours the patient still has not opened the medication bottle, she will receive a phone call reminding her to take her medication.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Breast Cancer Medicine practice outpatients

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Early stage breast cancer patients taking adjuvant endocrine therapy (ie, tamoxifen, anastrozole, letrozole, exemestane).
  • Age ≥ 60 years
  • Must have broadband internet access at home (to enable the base for the system to communicate to the Vitality server).
  • Must have a landline or mobile phone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking patients
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01239251

Locations
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 1275 York Avenue
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tiffany Traina, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01239251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-183
Study First Received: November 10, 2010
Last Updated: November 8, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
GlowCap
adjuvant endocrine therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014