Patient Compliance / Medication Adherence after
Kidney Transplant / Renal Transplant
With or With Out Med-O-Wheel Automatic Pill Dispenser (Electronic Medication Dispenser EMD)
Sponsor: Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
Primary research question: Can Med-O-Wheel improve adherence to the prescribed medication regimen in renal transplant patients?
Post Renal Transplant Patients: Kidney Transplant, Medication Adherence, Compliance, Medication Non-Adherence,
Transplant Failure, Kidney, Electronic Medication Dispenser, EMD, Renal Transplant.Learn more: Clinical Study (ClinicalTrials.gov) | e-pill Med-O-Wheel SECURE | SMART (Stand Alone)
Official Title: Compliance/Adherence After Kidney Transplant, With or With Out an Electronic Drug Dispenser(Med-O-Wheel™), Karolinska University Hospital.
All kidney transplant patients
at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge , Sweden will be given information about the study and will then be asked to participate. Participants will be randomized into two arms, one arm with and one with out Med-O-Wheel (Electronic Medication Dispenser Pill Box). The 80 included patients will be closely monitored for 1 year regarding intake of prescribed medications.
Study design: Open, prospective, descriptive, randomized study.
Primary research question: Can Med-O-Wheel
EMD (Electronic Medication Dispenser) improve adherence to the prescribed medication regimen in renal transplant patients?
Efficacy parameters: P-Creatinine, concentrations of medication (B-tacrolimus, B-cyclosporine, B-sirolimus, P/S-mycophenolate, B-TPMT-metabolites) and age(years).
Study-specific questionnaire to survey patient discomfort relating to compliance and adherence. Volunteer population.Learn more about Electronic Drug Dispensers from e-pill Medication Reminders (www.epill.com)