Clinical Research Details

Descriptive Information
TheEffectiveness of a Customized Mobile Application in Colonoscopy Preparation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Ala Sharara

Completed- Has Results

Clinical Research - Clinical Trials (phase 0, 1,2 3 & 4)  

Phase 4  

  • Rani Shayto
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Louma Rustam
Extension: 5909
Conditions and Keywords
Mobile Application,Bowel Preparation Quality
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Study Design
N/A: Not Applicable
Single Blind 
N/A: Not Applicable
Eligibility and IRB
Min: 18

This is a single center prospective single blinded randomized controlled trial conducted at the American University of Beirut Medical Center aimed at assessing the influence of a reminder mobile application on instruction and diet compliance, adherence, and quality of bowel preparation during colonoscopy. Our hypothesis is that patients having a customized mobile App reminding them systematically about instruction and time of intake of the preparation will have a better adherence to the prep protocol and likely on the quality preparation than those given written and verbal instructions in clinic.

160 patients presenting for colonoscopy instruction acquisition will be recruited following consent to the study, either at the AUBMC private clinics or the AUBMC endoscopy unit.

160 Patients presenting for colonoscopy instructions at the American University of Beirut Medical Center will be introduced to the study and consented. Patients will be divided into two groups, one receiving only paper instructions and the other receiving paper instructions along with mobile application instructions, which contains push notifications for timed reminders of when to start specific diets and consumption of their bowel prep, appointment reminder, bowel prep preparation instructions, dietary tips and other information.

  1. Elective outpatient colonoscopy
  2. consent to study
  3. owning a smartphone
  4. have internet access

  1. pregnant or lactating women
  2. age less than 18
  3. Known inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Significant gastroparesis
  5. gastric outlet obstruction
  6. ileus
  7. known or suspected bowel obstruction
  8. phenylketonuria
  9. toxic colitis or megacolon
  10. stoma
  11. compromised swalloing reflex
  12. psychiatric disease or known or suspected poor compliance
  13. severe chronic renal failure (creatinine clearance < 30mL/min)
  14. Severe congestive heart failure (NYHA class III or IV)
  15. Dehydration
  16. Laxative use or dependence
  17. Chronic constipation (<3 spontaneous bowel movements / week)
  18. Uncontrolled hypertension (SBP ≥170 mmHg, DBP ≥100 mmHg
  19. Prior colon resection