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Prevention Through Intervention: Telehealth Solution to Deter 911 Calls Due to Hypoglycemia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03665870
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 11, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mohanraj Thirumalai, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brief Summary:
This study aims to standardize and evaluate the benefits of the Prevention to Intervention program offered by the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. This will accomplished by standardizing the educational materials used, offering phone based follow-up and pre-post data collection.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Hypoglycemia Unawareness Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia Acute Behavioral: Hypoglycemia Education Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Single arm pre-post study.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention Through Intervention: Telehealth Solution to Deter 911 Calls Due to Hypoglycemia
Actual Study Start Date : October 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 24, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 24, 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Hypoglycemia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention Arm
Hypoglycemia Education: Participants will receive educational support to prevent repeat episodes of hypoglycemia.
Behavioral: Hypoglycemia Education
Two in-person visits to the home of the participant and 4 phone calls will be conducted to provided education on prevention of hypoglycemia.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fear of Hypoglycemia [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 8 weeks ]
    One of the most important impact of hypoglycemia, is non-compliance to diabetes treatment due to the fear of hypoglycemia. This would be measured using the "Hypoglycemia Scale: FH-15" scale.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self Efficacy [ Time Frame: Pre and Post (after 8 weeks)Through study completion, an average of 8 weeks ]
    Measured using the "Perceived Diabetes Self-Management Scale".

  2. Knowledge of Diabetes [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 8 weeks ]
    Measured using the "The Knowledge in Low Literacy in Diabetes Knowledge Assessment Scale"



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Be a citizen of Birmingham
  2. Be 18 years or older
  3. Receive Dextrose-50 IV (intravenous treatment provided by EMS personnel for hypoglycemia)
  4. Understand and speak English

Exclusion Criteria:

a) Enrolled currently in any diabetes related educational programs


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03665870


Contacts
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Contact: Mohanraj Thirumalai, PhD 2059347189 mohanraj@uab.edu

Locations
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United States, Alabama
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35209
Contact: Ben Thompson    205-569-7883    benjamin.thompson@birminghamal.gov   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Mohanraj Thirumalai, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Responsible Party: Mohanraj Thirumalai, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03665870     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UAB-CHSP-2017-1
First Posted: September 11, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
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 Mohanraj Thirumalai, University of Alabama at Birmingham:
Telehealth
Emergency Medicine
Paramedicine
Diabetes
Hypoglycemia
Telecoaching

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Unconsciousness
Diabetes Mellitus
Hypoglycemia
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Consciousness Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms