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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Chronic Disease Management or Rheumatoid Arthritis
and you are
over 18
years old
This is an advanced phase trial assessing
the effectiveness of the new treatment before being released on the market.
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The purpose

Objectives: The overall goal of this study is to use the principles of chronic disease management to develop and test an online social networking intervention using the FB platform in a randomized controlled trial. Our specific objectives are as follows: Aim 1: To develop and establish an independent closed community in FB for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, providing an educational platform for disease self-management and the potential for engaging in social networking with peers (Phase 2). Objective 1. To beta test the features and navigation buttons and panels in the newly developed website and FB group. Objective 2. To evaluate the contents, ease of use and satisfaction with the newly developed website and FB group by patient advocates (consultants to the study) who participate as members of the Facebook community. Aim 2: To evaluate the efficacy of the FB community intervention combined with an educational website to improve patients' self-management (including knowledge, which is the primary outcome), decision making and patient-reported outcomes compared with the educational website alone (Phase 3). We hypothesize that participation in an online closed community offering evidence-based information combined with peer interaction and support will improve patients' knowledge.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Questionnaires
  • Behavioral: Facebook
  • Behavioral: Educational Website
  • Behavioral: Phone Interview

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02717403. The sponsor of the trial is M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and it is looking for 210 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Phase 2 & Phase 3, Effects of Social Networking on Chronic Disease Management in Arthritis