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Determination of Rates and Reasons for Non-Adherence to Anti-Arrhythmic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01513031
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Low enrollment)
First Posted : January 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Creighton University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if follow-up by a pharmacist over the telephone improves adherence and short term clinical outcomes in the patient with atrial fibrillation prescribed an oral anti-arrhythmic medication. This study will also identify the reasons people stop taking their anti-arrhythmic therapy. A pharmacist will provide medication counseling about their anti-arrhythmic therapy, then will follow-up by telephone on a monthly basis to assess adherence over one year.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atrial Fibrillation Medication Adherence Other: Education and telephone follow-up Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Pilot Project to Determine Rates and Reasons for Non-Adherence in Patients Receiving Chronic Oral Antiarrhythmic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation in the State of Nebraska
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Phone follow-up
All study participants will be receiving education and monthly telephone follow-up.
Other: Education and telephone follow-up
Education related to anti-arrhythmic therapy and monthly telephone follow-up to assess adherence to medication.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adherence to anti-arrhythmic medication [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Assessing whether patients stop taking anti-arrhythmic medication without instruction to do so by their physician.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prescribed a new anti-arrhythmic medication for atrial fibrillation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01513031

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United States, Nebraska
Bryan LGH
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68506
Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68124
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68178
Sponsors and Collaborators
Creighton University
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Principal Investigator: Dan Hilleman, PharmD Creighton University

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Responsible Party: Creighton University Identifier: NCT01513031     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DRONE_L_06034
11-16223 ( Other Identifier: Institutional Review Board )
First Posted: January 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012
Keywords provided by Creighton University:
Atrial fibrillation
Anti-arrhythmic medication
Medication adherence
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents