This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions compliance, diabetic retinopathy, sms
Treatment the sms reminder message
Sponsor Sun Yat-sen University
Collaborator Orbis
Start date January 2015
End date June 2017
Trial size 230 participants
Trial identifier NCT01837121, ZOC-WDF-SMS


The purpose of this study is to use a randomized controlled design to determine the impact of a SMS messaging intervention on the following outcomes among persons diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in rural China.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose health services research
the diabetic retinopathy patient in the SMS group will receive a SMS reminder message about the revisit time,address 1 week and 3 day before the appointment.
the sms reminder message
the SMS reminder message will sent to the SMS group patients 1 week and 3 day before there appointment,to remind them the exact time and address of the revisit appointment.
(No Intervention)
the diabetic retinopathy patient in the control group won't get any reminder message before the appointment.

Primary Outcomes

Not-attended rate
time frame: up to 3 years

Secondary Outcomes

Knowledge about Diabetic retinopathy on a standardized examination
time frame: up to 3 years
Presenting vision
time frame: up to 3 years
Loss of presenting vision
time frame: up to 3 years
Satisfaction with care
time frame: up tp 3 years
Number of treatments received for Diabetic retinopathy
time frame: up to 3 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - all the diabetes patients who would like to join our study in 10 CREST cooperated rural hospitals. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Both the patient and his/her caretakers don't have cellphone,or the one who has cellphone but don't know how to use the SMS function. 2. The first re-visit appointment time is outside our study period.

Additional Information

Official title a Randomized Controlled Trail to Determine the Impact of a SMS Reminder Among Diabetic Retinopathy Patients in Rural China
Description SMS message reminder is a system which can sent re-visit information to remind the patient about the revisit time and address. The investigators can use the SMS system to find out if it is a useful to reduce the not-attended rate of the revisit appointment among the rural diabetic retinopathy patients.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Sun Yat-sen University.