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Interest in Electronic Applications for Patients With Glaucoma (GlaucomaApp)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02659709
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 20, 2016
Results First Posted : August 5, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jonathon Myers, Wills Eye

Brief Summary:
To evaluation interest in use of smartphone- and tablet-based application (app) for participants with glaucoma, ocular hypertension, those at risk and their caregivers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Glaucoma Device: Interest in medical education through social media

Detailed Description:

This study is designed to determine the amount of interest in an educational application (app) on social media for glaucoma patients and their caregivers.

The purpose of this App is to enhance understanding of glaucoma by using short video tutorials. The App will include glaucoma eye drop medication reminders, a short video tutorial which aims to improve understanding of how visual field testing should be performed, how to administer eye drops and a feature that will enable participants to store and organize testing results using a mobile device.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Interest of Patients and Their Caregivers in A Smartphone- and Tablet-Based Application for Patients With Glaucoma
Study Start Date : June 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Caregivers Glaucoma

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Glaucoma Patients and Caregivers
Glaucoma patients and caregivers will complete a 20 item questionnaire providing demographic information, glaucoma eye drop compliance, interest in medication reminders, availability to smartphone, tablet and social media technology and interest in using a glaucoma application on social media.
Device: Interest in medical education through social media
Measuring interest in social media technology designed to educate glaucoma patients about disease, testing, and treatments with reminders for taking medications.
Other Name: Glaucoma App Interest




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patients Owning Smartphone/Tablet Technology [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    Responses collected from participants about owning access to social media via smartphone or tablet technology obtained by completing a 20 item questionnaire.

  2. Patients Having Access to Social Media Via Smartphone or Tablet in the Home [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    Responses collected from participants about their personal access, through other members in the home, to social media via smartphone or tablet technology obtained by completing a 20 item questionnaire.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Glaucoma Medication Compliance [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    Responses collected from participants about compliance to using their glaucoma drops as prescribed obtained by completing a 20 item questionnaire.

  2. Use of Medication Reminder [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    Responses collected from participants about use of medication reminders for their glaucoma drops obtained by completing a 20 item questionnaire.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Glaucoma patients or care givers
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Anyone affected by glaucoma
  • Family and friends of someone with glaucoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to complete survey

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02659709


Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wills Eye
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jonathan S Myers, MD Wills Eye Hospital
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Jonathon Myers, Principal Investigator, Wills Eye
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02659709    
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-413E
First Posted: January 20, 2016    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 5, 2019
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Jonathon Myers, Wills Eye:
Glaucoma
Smartphone
Tablet
Application
Eye Drops
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Glaucoma
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases