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Women in Control: A Virtual World Study of Diabetes Self-Management

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02726425
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Boston University
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the comparative effectiveness of a diabetes self management (DSM) group medical visit in the virtual world (Second life) verses a face-to-face format, aimed to increase physical activity and improve glucose control among Black/African American and Hispanic women with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Behavioral: Diabetes Self Management Medical Group Visits Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the US is disproportionately high among minority women. In order to participate as partners in healthcare, DM patients need self-management education and support. Diabetes self-management (DSM) support is effective in helping DM patients make good choices and achieve clinical goals but is difficult to deliver in medical practice settings. Virtual reality technology can assist DM patients and their clinical teams with DSM support by providing effective educational tools in an engaging, learner-centered context that fosters self-efficacy and skill proficiency. Our prior work demonstrated that virtual worlds, like Second Life (SL), are suitable for supporting DSM education for patients. SL, an Internet-based virtual world, is an example of an immersive, three-dimensional environment which supports social networking and interaction with information.

The investigators now aim to enhance the existing diabetes curriculum using a medical group visit design to study whether the Women in Control virtual world group medical visit leads to similarly effective health and educational outcomes compared to face-to-face group medical visits. The investigators aims are to conduct a randomized, controlled trial of the comparative effectiveness of a virtual world DSM group medical visit format vs. a face-to-face DSM group visit format to increase physical activity and improve glucose control among Black/African American and Hispanic women with uncontrolled DM at six month follow up, and to conduct a qualitative, ethnographic study of participant engagement with the virtual world platform during the virtual world group sessions, between group sessions, and following completion of the eight-week curriculum to characterize learners' self-directed interactions with the technology platform and assess the correlation of these interactions with DSM behaviors and diabetes control.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 228 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Women in Control: A Virtual World Study of Diabetes Self-Management. Translational Research to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Outcomes (R01)
Study Start Date : July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Second Life Participants
Half of participants will receive the Diabetes Self Management Medical Group Visits intervention while meeting in the virtual world (Second Life platform)
Behavioral: Diabetes Self Management Medical Group Visits
The Women in Control DSM intervention involves: (1) 8-wk series of interactive, educational medical group visit sessions with groups of 10-12 participants, led by clinicians & peer leaders lasting ~100'' in length conducted either in Spanish or English and (2) Individual consultation with a clinician lasting 10-15 minutes. Group visits will consist of experiential and discussion based learning of topics including the importance of diet, physical activity, medications, mindfulness and stress reduction to diabetes self management.

Active Comparator: Face-to-Face Participants
The other half of the participants will receive the Diabetes Self Management Medical Group Visitsintervention while meeting face-to-face in person at Boston Medical Center.
Behavioral: Diabetes Self Management Medical Group Visits
The Women in Control DSM intervention involves: (1) 8-wk series of interactive, educational medical group visit sessions with groups of 10-12 participants, led by clinicians & peer leaders lasting ~100'' in length conducted either in Spanish or English and (2) Individual consultation with a clinician lasting 10-15 minutes. Group visits will consist of experiential and discussion based learning of topics including the importance of diet, physical activity, medications, mindfulness and stress reduction to diabetes self management.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in physical activity level [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Participants will wear an activity monitor for a week at each collection point. Results measured in METs/hr.

  2. Change in disease control (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Change in HbA1c from BMC laboratory blood testing results


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient Activation [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Measured by change in PAM 13 score

  2. Medication Adherence [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Prescription fulfillment ratio per i2b2 database claims data analysis

  3. Depression [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Change in Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ8) score

  4. Improvement in cholesterol, hypertension and body weight [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Serum LDL/HDL from BMC laboratory results. BP from home blood pressure monitor readings. BMI from weight/height measurements.

  5. Health-Related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Change in Q-LES-Q screening survey

  6. Dietary Habits [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Multiple measures of 24-hr dietary recall

  7. Functional Status [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Measured by Sheehan disability scale

  8. Stress [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Measured by perceived stress scale (PSS-10)

  9. Social Support [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Measured by MOS social support survey

  10. Health Service Utilization [ Time Frame: Data collection at baseline, post-intervention (8 weeks) and at 6 months follow up ]
    Self-report and chart review of hospitalizations, PCP and specialist visits



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (documented in the medical chart)
  • Last recorded HbA1c >8.0
  • Currently treated with diet, oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin
  • Black/African American or Hispanic/Latina origin
  • Has telephone access
  • Able to understand and participate in study protocol
  • Functionally capable of meeting the activity goals
  • Understand and give informed consent
  • Physician approval to participate in study
  • Can communicate in English or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Currently or planning pregnancy
  • Unable or unwilling to provide informed consent
  • Plans to leave area within 6 month study period that would interfere with ability to attend 8 weekly sessions and/or 6 month follow up
  • Required intermittent glucocorticoid therapy within past 3 months.
  • Experienced acute coronary event (myocardial infarction or unsable angina) within previous 6 months
  • Medical condition that precludes adherence to study dietary recommendations (i.e. Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, etc)
  • Medical or serious psychiatric illness (dementia, suicidal within last 5 months, psychiatric hospitalization). Those with diagnosis of depression or who take antidepressents are eligible.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02726425


Contacts
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Contact: Suzanne E Mitchell, MD, MS suzanne.mitchell@bmc.org
Contact: Jessica M Howard, MA, MPH 617-414-6207 jessica.howard@bmc.org

Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Contact: Suzanne E Mitchell, MD, MS       suzanne.mitchell@bmc.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Medical Center
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Boston University
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Suzanne E Mitchell, MD, MS Boston Medical Center

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Boston Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02726425     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-34220
1R01DK106531 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 1, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2019
Last Verified: July 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 Boston Medical Center:
Diabetes self management
Second Life platform
Medical group visits
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases