Feasibility and Sensitivity of a Symptom Monitoring Application in Real Time (SMART) for ALS
The purpose of this study is to determine if a smartphone application would be helpful in collecting research data to better inform us about ALS disease progression. This study asks each participant to use a smartphone application for a few minutes each week to answer a questionnaire and complete a voice recording. This is a pilot study in which a smartphone application was designed and customized for use in ALS clinical trials.
Disease:Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Familial ALS, Sporadic ALS
Study Type:Observational Study
Study Chair(s)/Principal Investigator(s):
James Berry, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinicaltrials.gov ID (11 digit #):Not Applicable
Coordinating Center Contact InformationMassachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 02114 United States
Full Study Summary:
Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking individuals to participate in a research study enrolling under the direction of James Berry, MD, MPH. The study is funded by Philanthropy, a NIH Grant, and the Neurological Clinical Research Institute. This study is recruiting adults with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) who are smartphone users and are able to download and use a smartphone application. Participants should know that these visits can coincide with their routine clinic visits.
Study Sponsor:Philanthropy, NIH Grant, and the Neurological Clinical Research Institute
Estimated Study Start Date:07/20/2016
Estimated Study Completion Date:
Posting Last Modified Date:02/04/2019
Date Study Added to alsconsortium.org:12/08/2016
For more information, visit https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/9989
Time since Symptom Onset:N/A
Time since Diagnosis:N/A
Can participants use Riluzole?Yes
The study is currently recruiting participants who meet the following guideline:
Adults with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and ability to download and use the smartphone application on their smartphone device (iPhone or Android).
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