Enhancing Medical Compliance and Health-related Quality of Life of Patients With Epilepsy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02547389|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2015
Improving medical compliance and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among people with epilepsy (PWE) has become the focus of various treatment programs and behavioral interventions which continue to be challenging to both patients and health care professionals.
In order to design an effective intervention on the management of epilepsy, the drug management of epilepsy by community health workers was evaluated.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Epilepsy||Behavioral: Community support group Other: Printed material Supported||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||144 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Enhancing Medical Compliance and Health-related Quality of Life of Patients With Epilepsy: Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||January 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2015|
Active Comparator: Intervention Group (IG)
IG additionally received community health programs with health workers(intensive education, consultation services, maintenance of anepilepsy tracking card, and repeated reminders).
Behavioral: Community support group
Control Group (CG)
Patients in the CG were supplied with only printed epilepsy educational module
Other: Printed material Supported
- Compliance with taking prescribed medications [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Assessment of compliance with taking medications at regularly scheduled intervals
- Seizure frequency per month [ Time Frame: change from baseline to 12 months in number of seizures per month assessed by patients diary ]Assessment of seizure count accuracy by assessing total number of seizures reported per month
- Quality of Life (Malay Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-30) [ Time Frame: change from baseline to 12 months in quality of life assessed by Malay Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-30 ]Malay Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-30, to assess for overall change in quality of life measures
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02547389
|Principal Investigator:||Hitesh K Nayak||NMP Medical Research Institute|
|Study Director:||Neha Sharma, PhD||Macmillan Research Group UK|