Promoting Adherence to Treatment for Latent TB Infection Through Text Messaging (TXT4MED)

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University of Arizona

Status

Completed

Conditions

Latent Tuberculosis

Treatments

Behavioral: Regularly scheduled LTBI medication reminder text messages

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02690818
TXT4MED

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this pilot study is to determine whether regularly scheduled medication reminder text messages (SMS) are effective in increasing latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment completion.

Full description

We aim to determine the feasibility and acceptability of text reminders for improving adherence in latent TB patients. Specific objectives of the current study are to: 1) Assess the feasibility of the intervention as indicated by participant recruitment and retention and; 2) Evaluate the acceptability of the intervention, as indicated by intervention adherence, outcome measurement rates, and feedback from participants. Data will be used to design a definitive trial which will test the hypothesis that the intervention will improve medication adherence, as measured through an increase in treatment completion rates, and result in higher self-reported medication adherence, fewer missed appointments and doses, and a shorter course of treatment.

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Consent to the study
  • Own a mobile phone which operates on a telecom provider supported by our SMS platform
  • Initiating or actively receiving treatment for LTBI at the Pima County TB Clinic in Tucson, AZ
  • Prescribed self-administered therapy
  • Report not having prior or current active TB disease
  • Know how to and are able to receive SMS messages
  • At least 18 years of age

Exclusion criteria

  • Do not meet inclusion criteria
  • Do not consent to study

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

30 participants in 2 patient groups

Behavioral intervention arm
Experimental group
Description:
Regularly scheduled medication reminder text messages Daily LTBI text messages without the option to text back. The messages will read, "This is a reminder to take your medication." Standard of care: Monthly reminder call and clinic visit
Treatment:
Behavioral: Regularly scheduled LTBI medication reminder text messages
Control group receiving standard care
No Intervention group
Description:
Standard of care: Monthly reminder call and clinic visit

Trial contacts and locations

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