Text Messaging Follow-up From ED
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03370978|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 13, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Text Messaging||Behavioral: Text Messaging||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||624 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Role of Text Messaging in Follow-up Appointments for Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||March 1, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 1, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
Experimental: Text Messaging
Receives text messages to remind of upcoming follow-up appointment with primary care doctor. Also provides opportunity for subjects to text ED staff for follow-up care concerns or to reschedule primary care appointment.
Behavioral: Text Messaging
To communicate with intervention patients after discharge from the ED, we will use a bidirectional text messaging service provided by another physician's research group within the University of Iowa. The nurse navigator will enter the patient's study identification number, first and last name and cell phone onto a secure study website established by this research group.
Patients will, as previously mentioned, have had their cell phone number tested in the text messaging system prior to leaving the Emergency Department (this includes the control group).
Patient's will receive a text message 3 days, and 1 day, prior to their scheduled follow-up appointment with Family Medicine (this appointment having been scheduled through the Emergency Department Nurse Navigators). Each text message will remind the patient of the date/time of their appointment, and provide them a link containing a map with the location of their appointment.
No Intervention: Usual Care
Received usual care including follow-up phone calls if clinically indicated.
- Attending Primary Care Appointment [ Time Frame: Less than 6 months ]Attending appointment versus rescheduling versus not showing
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03370978
|Contact: Brooks Obr, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Karisa Harland, PhDemail@example.com|
|United States, Iowa|
|University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics||Not yet recruiting|
|Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242|
|Contact: Brooks Obr, MD 319-353-6360|