Nashville, Tennessee 37232

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis


Numerous studies show that remote monitoring and/or telenursing improves outcomes for patients especially those with chronic diseases. It is proposed that structured telenursing with non-invasive home monitoring of forced vital capacity and oxygen saturation in newly diagnosed patients with IPF will decrease hospitalizations for respiratory illness, increase compliance with therapies, and ultimately increase quality of life.

Study summary:

Patients undergoing evaluation for and who are diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis at Vanderbilt Medical Center from August 1, 2018, will be asked to participate. If agrees, and after signing the consent form, patients will be randomized into one of three arms: Usual Care, Usual Care with Telenursing, or Usual Care with Telenursing and Remote Monitoring. Patients will be asked to remain in the study for a minimum of three years.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patient must be newly diagnosed with IPF by a Vanderbilt pulmonologist according to the 2011 American Thoracic Society Guidelines. If the patient has been diagnosed by local pulmonologist and started on FDA-approved treatment, then must have been started on treatment within 6 months of Vanderbilt University Medical Center-based diagnosis. 2. Willingness to complete Quality of Life and Compliance Questionnaires at 6-month intervals either via an on-line process (RED Cap survey) or paper-based. 3. Willingness to participate in phone calls/video calls with the nurse practitioner or nurse case manager, if assigned to Arm 2 or Arm 3. 4. Willingness to complete and monitor daily health assessments, if assigned to Arm 3. 5. Willingness to share objective data via a provided electronic web-based portal, electronically via email, fax, or regular mail. 6. Willingness to notify, or allow notification, of study involvement with local pulmonary practices. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Diagnosed with any other interstitial lung disease. 2. Diagnosed and began treatment > 6 months before the VUMC-based diagnosis date.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Lisa Lancaster, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37232
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: June 24, 2021

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