Feasibility Testing of the Alert for Atrial Fibrillation Program


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-007768
    NCT ID: NCT01988974
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-007768

About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the psychometric properties of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Atrial Fibrillation Survey (KABAFS) and to generate critical, practical knowledge about the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial to test the effect of the Alert for Atrial Fibrillation program on treatment-seeking for symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Under the care of providers from the Department of Medicine
  • English-speaking
  • Community dwelling,
  • Have access to and ability to communicate via a telephone
  • Have one or more risks for developing AF
  • Not be diagnosed with AF

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Documented cognitive impairment
  • Uncompensated hearing or visual deficits
  • Scheduled for surgery or have undergone a surgical procedure in the last 30 days,
  • Undergoing active treatment for a malignancy
  • Receiving hospice care will be excluded

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Pamela McCabe, Ph.D., R.N.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Christine Austin R.N., CCRP




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