A Pilot Trial of UrApp, a Novel Mobile Application for Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome Management


We are studying a new phone app, UrApp, for parents (or caregivers) to use when managing the care of children who have been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in the last six weeks. We will look at medication and urine monitoring with two groups; one will use the app, the other will have usual care. Study participation will last for one year.

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18 Years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• Caregivers of patients ages 1-17 with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (clinical diagnosis with edema, nephrotic range proteinuria [urine protein to creatinine ratio >2 mg/mg, or ≥ 300 mg/dL or ≥ 3+ protein on urine dipstick], and hypoalbuminemia ≤ 2.5 g/dL; resolution of proteinuria [negative/trace protein on urine dipstick] within 4 weeks of corticosteroid treatment)
• Caregivers of pediatric patients with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome diagnosed within 42 days at the time of enrollment
• Access to internet/wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) in the home
• Caregiver proficiency with the English language
Exclusion Criteria:

• Caregivers of pediatric patients with end-stage kidney disease
• Caregivers of pediatric patients with renal transplantation
• Caregivers of pediatric patients with clinical or histologic evidence of secondary nephrotic syndrome (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus)

Behavioral: Standard of Care, Behavioral: UrApp

Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome

Pediatrics, mHealth, Behavioral intervention

Jenna Jensen -
Michelle Rheault
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