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Study of Self-monitoring of Weight & Blood Pressure (Via patientMpower Platform) in Hemodialysis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03403491
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Health Service Executive, Ireland
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
patientMpower Ltd.

Brief Summary:

Pilot-scale study to assess the effect of self-monitoring using the patientMpower electronic health journal (pMp app) [+digital weighing scales & BP monitor] on outcomes in ambulatory haemodialysis patients. Design: prospective, open-label, random order, sham-controlled, two-period crossover comparison of the pMp app [+digital weighing scales & BP monitor] compared with a sham application (without weighing scales or BP monitor). Duration: 10 weeks (usual care run-in for 2 weeks followed by 2 x 4 observation periods).

Primary objective is to determine the frequency of use of the pMp app [+digital weighing scales & BP monitor] in patients randomized to that observation method. Additional objectives are to determine the effect of pMp app [+digital weighing scales & BP monitor] on proportion of haemodialysis sessions in which ultrafiltration rate is ≤ 10 mL/kg/h and in which interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) is ≤ 4% and effect of pMp on pre-dialysis weight and BP, medication adherence, compliance with daily recording (of fluid intake, weight, BP) and requirement for additional unscheduled dialysis.

An additional objective is to assess the acceptability and utility of the pMp app in helping hemodialysis patients and their healthcare professional caregivers manage their condition (assessed from both patient and healthcare professional perspective).


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Dialysis Other: patientMpower application Other: sham application Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Pilot-scale, prospective, open-label, randomized, two-period, cross-over intervention study.

Each patient will be randomized to one of the two possible observation sequences:

Sequence 1: run-in (2 weeks): usual care followed by period 1 (4 weeks): patientMpower application (+digital weighing scales & BP monitor) followed by period 2 (4 weeks): sham application

OR

Sequence 2: run-in (2 weeks): followed by period 1 (4 weeks) sham application followed by period 2 (4 weeks): patientMpower application (+digital weighing scales & BP monitor)

The study will not make any other changes to the therapeutic interventions offered to the patients. Patients will follow their usual care and hemodialysis programme throughout the study.

Proposed sample size is approximately 50 patients.

Patients will be recruited through three haemodialysis facilities under the governance of Beaumont Hospital, a tertiary care centre for nephrology in Dublin, Ireland.

The study observational intervention is an electronic health journal, the patientMpower application (with a supplied digital weighing scales and BP monitor). This has been developed specifically for patients undergoing hemodialysis. The app is an electronic application downloaded to the patient's mobile phone or tablet device. The app is designed to allow the patient to report various parameters relevant to hemodialysis and record these on a regular basis, ideally daily. The information recorded by the patients will be stored in a secure cloud system and will be available to the patient through their phone or mobile device at all times. No personal health data are stored on the phone or mobile device itself.

Patient-reported measures (at a minimum) will include body weight (at least one reading /day), BP and compliance with relevant medication. Additional patient-reported measures which can be reported on the patientMpower app include body temperature, activity levels and symptoms.

The control observation will be usual care with a sham electronic application (which will not allow recording of body weight, BP or other measurements).

The objective of this pilot-scale cross-over open label randomized study is to assess the effect of self-monitoring using the patientMpower electronic health journal [+digital weighing scales &BP monitor] on outcomes in ambulatory hemodialysis patients.The primary objective will be to determine the frequency of use of the patientMpower app (+digital weighing scales & BP monitor).


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 43 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Prospective, open-label, sham-controlled, observational study. Usual care run-in period (2 weeks) followed by random order 2 x 4-week crossover periods. Comparison is active pMp app [+ digital weighing scales + BP monitor] for 4 weeks vs. sham application for 4 weeks.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Pilot-scale, Randomized Study Comparing Self-monitoring of Weight and Blood Pressure Via an Electronic Health Journal (patientMpower Platform) With Usual Care in Haemodialysis Patients
Actual Study Start Date : November 7, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 8, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : March 8, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Sequence 1
Usual care for 2 weeks followed by using patientMpower application [+digital weighing scales & BP monitor] for 4 weeks followed by sham application (without digital scales or BP monitor) for 4 weeks.
Other: patientMpower application
electronic health journal for patient to record weight, blood pressure, medication adherence and symptoms

Other: sham application
dummy application which does not allow recording of weight, blood pressure, medication adherence and symptoms

Sequence 2
Usual care for 2 weeks followed by sham application (without digital scales or BP monitor) for 4 weeks followed by using patientMpower application [+digital weighing scales & BP monitor] for 4 weeks.
Other: patientMpower application
electronic health journal for patient to record weight, blood pressure, medication adherence and symptoms

Other: sham application
dummy application which does not allow recording of weight, blood pressure, medication adherence and symptoms




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient engagement with patientMpower app to record body weight [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Frequency of use of patientMpower app to record body weight


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effect of patientMpower app [+digital scales & BP monitor] on ultrafiltration rate [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Proportion of hemodialysis sessions in which ultrafiltration rate is less than or equal to 10mL/kg/h

  2. Effect of patientMpower app [+digital scales & BP monitor] on interdialytic weight gain [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Proportion of hemodialysis sessions in which interdialytic weight gain is less than or equal to 4%

  3. Effect of patientMpower app [+digital scales & BP monitor] on predialysis weight [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    predialysis weight

  4. Effect of patientMpower app [+digital scales & BP monitor] on predialysis blood pressure [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    predialysis blood pressure

  5. Effect of patientMpower app [+digital scales & BP monitor] on medication adherence [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    actual number of days medication taken/number of days in observation period

  6. Effect of patientMpower app [+digital scales & BP monitor] on compliance with daily recording of fluid intake, weight and blood pressure. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    actual number of days fluid intake or body weight or blood pressure recorded/number of days in observation period

  7. Effect of patientMpower app [+digital scales & BP monitor] on requirement for additional unscheduled hemodialysis. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    number of additional unscheduled hemodialysis sessions

  8. Patient opinion on utility and acceptability of patientMpower application [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    6 point questionnaire. Possible responses: strongly agree/agree/disagree/strongly disagree (4 questions) & yes/no (2 questions)

  9. Healthcare professional opinion on utility and acceptability of patientMpower application [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    6 point questionnaire. Possible responses: very easy/easy/difficult/very difficult (1 question), yes/no (3 questions) & open text field (1 question)



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

Inclusion criteria:

  • Requires maintenance hemodialysis in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Aged at least 18 years.
  • Has daily unrestricted access to a suitable smart phone or tablet device at home.
  • Has an e-mail address.
  • Has home broadband and/or mobile data as part of their mobile phone service.
  • Demonstrates understanding of correct use of the patientMpower application, digital weighing scales, BP monitor and other study equipment.
  • Capable and willing to perform measurements (e.g. weight, BP) at home and record information on the patientMpower application on a daily basis.
  • Willing to give written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant confusion or any concomitant medical condition, which would limit the ability of the patient to record symptoms or other parameters on an electronic health journal

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03403491


Locations
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Ireland
Renal Dialysis Centre, Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Sponsors and Collaborators
patientMpower Ltd.
Health Service Executive, Ireland
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Renal Dialysis Centre Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland

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Responsible Party: patientMpower Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03403491     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Hemodialysis patientMpower02
First Posted: January 18, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2019
Last Verified: April 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