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.
Elective outpatient colonoscopy
consent to study
owning a smartphone
have internet access
pregnant or lactating women
age less than 18
Known inflammatory bowel disease
gastric outlet obstruction
known or suspected bowel obstruction
toxic colitis or megacolon
compromised swalloing reflex
psychiatric disease or known or suspected poor compliance
severe chronic renal failure (creatinine clearance < 30mL/min)
Severe congestive heart failure (NYHA class III or IV)