Yamazon study

Yamazon Study

What is the Yamazon Study?

The Yamazon study is a research project on whether the use of a Smartphone medication reminder application can help adolescents and young adults with cancer remain on their prescribed oral medications. Non-adherence to oral medications, or not taking your oral medications as prescribed, is a common issue that can affect survival and quality of life. We hope this study will lead to a greater understanding of medication adherence in this population.

Who can participate in the study?

  • People who are between 15-29 years old who are receiving treatment for any type of cancer at Primary Children’s Hospital or Huntsman Cancer Institute.
  • People who have completed at least one month of therapy and are expected to remain on therapy for three months during the Yamazon study.
  • People who are on at least one scheduled oral medication as an outpatient.
  • People with have an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch running iOS 4.0 or later.
  • People who are willing to use a Smartphone medication reminder application.

If I participate, what will I do?

  • You will use a Smartphone medication reminder that will give you reminders when a scheduled oral medication is due. You will be asked to enter a response to the reminders received.
  • You will fill out a weekly questionnaire about your oral medication use and about the Smartphone application for 12 weeks.
  • You will be given Electronic Data Monitoring (EDM) caps to measure your oral medication use.
  • You will be asked to meet with the research team to monitor oral medication use by downloading EDM cap data and to have your pills manually counted.
  • Compensation will be offered to participants who complete questionnaires and study visits.

Where do I get more information?

If you have questions or would like more information about the Yamazon Study, please contact the research team by calling 801-581-4370 or emailing Yamazon@hci.utah.edu.

The information posted on this site is consistent with the research reviewed and approved by the University of Utah Institutional Review Board (IRB). However, the IRB has not reviewed all material posted on this site. Contact the IRB if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant. Also contact the IRB if you have questions, complaints, or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at (801) 581-3655 or by email at irb@hsc.utah.edu.