Patients - FamLit for Heart Failure

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Jia-Rong Wu, Lexington, KY
Heart Failure+1 More
FamLit - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

People with heart failure who do not take their medications as prescribed are at high risk of complications leading to hospitalization, death and poor quality of life. In the proposed intervention, nurses will use easy-to-understand language to coach patients and their care partners to help them work together and build skills to overcome their individual barriers to adherence in order to 1) improve and sustain patient medication adherence; 2) reduce hospitalization; 3) improve quality of life. If effective, this intervention will support long-term medication adherence, thus reducing hospitalizations related to heart failure and quality of life.

Eligible Conditions

  • Heart Failure
  • Adherence, Medication

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Heart Failure

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months

12 months
Caregiver Burden
Communication
Health Literacy
Medication Adherence Scale
Medication adherence
Numeracy health literacy
Patient hospitalization
Positive Affect
Quality of life - Minnesota Living with Heart Failure
Self-reported medication adherence.
Social Support

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Heart Failure

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Patients - Attention Only
1 of 4
Care Partners - Attention Only
1 of 4
Patients - FamLit
1 of 4
Care Partners - FamLit
1 of 4
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

328 Total Participants · 4 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Patients - FamLit · No Placebo Group · N/A

Patients - FamLit
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: FamLit · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Care Partners - FamLit
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: FamLit · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Patients - Attention Only
Behavioral
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Attention Control · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Care Partners - Attention Only
Behavioral
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Attention Control · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months
Closest Location: Jia-Rong Wu · Lexington, KY
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Heart Failure
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have suboptimal medication adherence.
You have a care partner (CP) (either spouse, daughter/son, partner, other relative, friend) who is identified by the patient as the person most involved in HF care.
You have undergone evaluation of HF and prescribed stable doses of HF medications for at least 3 months.
You are responsible for your own medication.
You are willing to use the SimpleMed+ (i.e., an electronic pillbox to measure objective medication adherence).

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.