Last updated on December 2019

Telenursing and Remote Monitoring in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Brief description of study

Numerous studies show that remote monitoring and/or telenursing improves outcomes for patients especially those with chronic diseases. It is proposed that structured telenursing with non-invasive home monitoring of forced vital capacity and oxygen saturation in newly diagnosed patients with IPF will decrease hospitalizations for respiratory illness, increase compliance with therapies, and ultimately increase quality of life.

Detailed Study Description

Patients undergoing evaluation for and who are diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis at Vanderbilt Medical Center from August 1, 2018, will be asked to participate. If agrees, and after signing the consent form, patients will be randomized into one of three arms: Usual Care, Usual Care with Telenursing, or Usual Care with Telenursing and Remote Monitoring. Patients will be asked to remain in the study for a minimum of three years.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03562247

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