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Text Messaging to Improve Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy Agents

Conditions

Cancer

Trial Phase

Trial Purpose and Description

Trial Purpose

The objective is to determine the feasibility, acceptability, satisfaction, and efficacy of a short message service (SMS) text message intervention to promote adherence among cancer patients prescribed oral agents. Specific aims are to 1) Determine feasibility, defined as patient acceptance, retention in the study, and satisfaction, of a text message intervention among patients who are on oral agents; 2) Determine preliminary efficacy of the text message intervention on adherence to oral agent; 3) Explore the effect of oral agent complexity, low self-efficacy, symptom severity, comorbid conditions, and self-care management of comorbid conditions on adherence to oral agents.


Participation Guidelines

Age:
21 Years and older
Gender:
Both

Eligibility Criteria

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with solid tumor cancer
  • New, first prescription of select oral chemotherapy agent (non-hormonal)
  • Cognitvely intact (as determined by the study recruiter)
  • Able to speak, read and understand Engligh
  • Able and willing to recieve phone calls
  • For the IVR study: ECOG Performance 0-2 or Karnofsky 50 or higher
Sponsor:
National Institutes of Health
Dates:
10/04/2013
Last Updated:
Study HIC#:
1307012308