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A Study to Evaluate the Performance of VibraTip® by Different Clinical Users

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01878682
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Edward Jude, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Brief Summary:

VibraTip® is a pocket-sized, wipe-clean, disposable device that provides a consistent source of gentle vibration. It has been specifically designed to overcome the limitations of tuning forks for testing the integrity of vibration sense in clinic and by the bedside. The product is a hand held device that is used to examine the feet of Diabetic patients who are susceptible to peripheral neuropathy that can in turn lead to ulcers. Treatment is expensive and can be over a period of time, often not being completely resolved, and can lead to amputation. The product will increase awareness of foot care and achieve a reduction in incidence of foot ulcers.

The study aims to evaluate the accuracy of the VibraTip device compared to the Gold Standard, the 10g Semmes Weinstein Monofilament (MF) Test, and the accuracy and usability of the VibraTip® device, as measured by different community medical practitioners.


Condition or disease
Diabetes

Detailed Description:

Primary Objective The accuracy of the VibraTip® device, as measured by a comparison with the Gold Standard, the 10g Semmes Weinstein Monofilament (MF) Test by a Diabetologist.

Secondary Objectives The accuracy and usability of the VibraTip® device, as measured by different community medical practitioners compared to expert validation by a Diabetologist.

Prospective, single centre diagnostic evaluation. A single centre in the UK (Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust). Patients will be recruited while attending Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Diabetes Clinic for a routine 12 month diabetes check up. Subjects will receive a Patient Letter to invite them to take part in the VibraTip study and a Patient Information Leaflet about the study enclosed within their Diabetes Clinic appointment. The study will aim to invite 180 patients to take part in the study and aims to recruit 100 subjects into the study within 3 months. Subjects aged 18 to 75 (inclusive) of either sex with pre-existing diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2). The study aims to recruit approximately 50 (50%) of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (both painful and painless) and 50 (50%) without diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (we will go for even split if possible)

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Study to Evaluate the Performance of the VibraTip® Product by Different Community Medical Practitioners Compared to an Expert Validation by a Diabetologists.
Actual Study Start Date : February 6, 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 10, 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : July 10, 2014



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The accuracy of the VibraTip® device, as measured by a comparison with the Gold Standard, the 10g Semmes Weinstein Monofilament (MF) Test by a Diabetologist. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    The accuracy of the VibraTip® device, as measured by a comparison with the Gold Standard, the 10g Semmes Weinstein Monofilament (MF) Test by a Diabetologist.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will be recruited while attending Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Diabetes Clinic for a routine 12 month diabetes check up
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects aged 18 to 75 (inclusive) of either sex Subjects from whom consent has been obtained Subjects with pre-existing diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects unable to give consent
  • Subjects aged less than 18 years or over 75 years
  • Subjects with non-diabetic causes of neuropathy
  • Subjects who have already taken part in the study
  • Subjects who have active foot ulceration on the big toe
  • Subjects who have PAD ABPI < 0.7

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01878682


Locations
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United Kingdom
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton under Lyne, Lancs, United Kingdom, OL69RW
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Edward Jude, MD Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Responsible Party: Dr Edward Jude, Consultant Physician, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01878682    
Other Study ID Numbers: VibraTip® SSFHC/002
First Posted: June 17, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019