Last updated on May 2019

DIMES - DIgital MEdicine Study for Adults With Schizophrenia Bipolar I Disorder or Major Depression Currently Using Aripiprazole


Brief description of study

This is a 12 month, pragmatic trial designed to assess the differences in a digital medicine system (DMS)- ABILIFY MYCITE (Aripiprazole tablets with sensor)- measuring adherence versus treatment as usual (TAU) for adult patients with schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, and major depression. Outcomes of interest will be adherence as measured by refill rates and all-cause and psychiatric health care use. Each patient will be in the study for a duration of 12 months.

All treatment medication decisions will be made by the healthcare professionals (HCPs) and not by protocol. Psychiatrist(s), nurse(s) and/or team manager(s) who will be responsible for subjects' care, will be considered as HCPs in this trial.

Detailed Study Description

This is a phase 4, 12-month, pragmatic trial designed to assess adherence in patients using ABILIFY MYCITE versus patients receiving treatment as usual (TAU). Both groups will complete surveys at baseline, 90, 180, and 360 days and will receive care at the discretion of their physician. The usual care group will not receive the ABILIFY MYCITE intervention. The primary outcome will assess refill rates at 6 months.

Eligible patients will enroll at their screening/baseline visit and ABILIFY MYCITE onboarding will be provided in the clinic, with commercial informational materials and additional call center support. Patients will then initiate 3 months of treatment with ABILIFY MYCITE at the baseline visit. At the Day 90 visit, patients will have the opportunity to either stop or continue using ABILIFY MYCITE for the remainder of the study (9 months). This decision must be a joint decision with the patient and his or her treating physician. During this optional interventional phase, patients may start and stop ABILIFY MYCITE as clinically indicated.

All enrolled patients will have required in-person visits at baseline, 90-days, and 180-days. The day 360 (final) visit can be in-person or via telephone.

Medical and actual pharmacy dispensing data will be collected from day 1 through day 360 using the VA's electronic medical record system.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03881449

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