Identifying Patient-centered Barriers and Preferred Strategies to Support Self-efficacy for Medication Adherence With Two-way Text Messaging

About the study

The investigators will explore barriers to improving self-efficacy, or the ability to feel in
control of their disease, and medication adherence with text messaging through surveys and
interviews with adolescents and adults with SCD cared for at the Vanderbilt Meharry Center of
Excellence (VMCE) in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The investigators will identify preferences
to improve and sustain adherence to daily medication through selection of
investigator-proposed or patient-generated text messaging strategies. Finally, the
investigators will fill in the literature gaps by describing barriers to self-efficacy and
medication adherence among adults with SCD as well as adolescents with SCD who are
transitioning to adult care.

Study point of contact

Robert Cronin, MD, MS
6159365097
robert.cronin@vanderbilt.edu

Locations

1 United States site

Age

12 to 70 Years

Study type

Observational

Gender

All

Interventions

Other

Compensation

Unknown

participation requirements

1. Receiving care at the VUMC/Matthew Walker clinic

2. Diagnosed with SCD, asthma, or both

3. Currently taking daily medications for SCD, such as hydroxyurea, asthma, or both

4. Having access to a mobile telephone and/or computer

5. Age 12-70 years

participation restrictions

1. Unable to perform interviews or surveys

Locations

  • Nashville, Tennessee, United States, Vanderbilt University, 37203 [Recruiting]
Last updated 2021-07-08