Journal article

Effect of a smartphone application (Perx) on medication adherence and clinical outcomes: a 12-month randomised controlled trial

Ang Li, M Gail Del Olmo, Mackenzie Fong, Kyra Sim, Sharyn J Lymer, Michelle Cunich, Ian Caterson

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Perx app improves medication adherence and clinical outcomes over 12 months compared with standard care in patients requiring polypharmacy. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. SETTING: Outpatient clinics in three tertiary hospitals in Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible participants were aged 18-75 years, with at least one chronic condition, taking ≥3 different medications (oral medications or injections), with smartphone accessibility. Participants were randomised in a 1:1 ratio. INTERVENTIONS: The intervention group used the Perx app that contained customised reminders and gamified interactions to reward verified medication..

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