for people ages 18-75 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Neil Powe, MD
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Neil Powe



The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of two different interventions aimed at improving health outcomes among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), who are at high risk of CKD progression. Specifically, this study will examine how best to implement a provider-level intervention (access to a CKD-registry) and a patient-oriented intervention (automated telephone self-management (ATSM) + health coach) on patient health outcomes, with a 2x2 factorial design.

Official Title

The Kidney Awareness Registry and Education Study


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Automated Telephone Self Management Registry CKD awareness Self efficacy Kidney Diseases Renal Insufficiency, Chronic ATSM + Health Coach ATSM + Health Coach and CKD Registry CKD Registry


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-75

  • Patients with CKD (defined as estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate < 60ml/min/1.73m2 or proteinuria consistently over 3 months) who speak English, Spanish or Cantonese and have a primary care provider

You CAN'T join if...

  • Kidney transplant recipients; pregnant women; individuals with an eGFR <15 ml/min/1.73 m2; prevalent dementia; impaired cognition or severe mental illness; expected life expectancy <6 months; no phone access; self-reported hearing impairment; severe visual impairment preventing use of a touch-tone telephone keypad; and non-study language


  • San Francisco General Hospital accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94110 United States
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94110 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Neil Powe, MD
    Dr. Powe serves as leader of the University of California San Francisco Medicine Service at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a leading Medicine department in a public hospital with strong basic, clinical and health services research programs focused on major diseases affecting diverse patients locally, nationally and globally.


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