Clinical Trial – Enhance Adherence to Medical Care – Diabetes

Thomas Jefferson University is running a clinical trial to test the efficacy of DM I-TEAM (Diabetes Interprofessional Team to Enhance Adherence to Medical Care) to reduce emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations over 12 months in older African Americans (AAs) with diabetes mellitus (DM). DM I-TEAM is a multidisciplinary behavioral intervention that comprises a community health worker (CHW), the participant’s primary care physician (PCP), a diabetes nurse educator, and a clinical geriatric pharmacist. In DM I-TEAM, the CHW conducts in-home sessions to: (1) provide diabetes education, (2) facilitate adherence to diabetes self-management behaviors (e.g., medication adherence glucose monitoring, diet, exercise); and (3) build trust between patients and their primary care team. This is accomplished by: (1) using culturally relevant diabetes educational materials; (2) facilitating telehealth visits with the participant’s PCP and the diabetes nurse educator via JeffConnect; and (3) having the study pharmacist review participants’ medication regimens to identify potentially inappropriate medications, simplify medication regimens if possible, and to reduce medication side effects.

The behavioral interventions is implemented by DM I-TEAM.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Diabetes Interprofessional Team to Enhance Adherence to Medical Care
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2020


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