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Research to Improve Smoke Alarm Functioning and Maintenance

This study has been completed.
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: August 29, 2005
Last updated: March 13, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

The purpose of this study to evaluate whether (1) targeted smoke alarm education, (2) general fire safety education with a smoke alarm component, (3) basic fire safety education, or (4) an unrelated intervention is most effective way to improve smoke alarm maintenance and function.

Condition Intervention
Wounds and Injuries
Behavioral: Fire safety education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: Research to Improve Smoke Alarm Functioning and Maintenance

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoke alarm functionality post-intervention. [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 4500
Study Start Date: August 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Fire safety education
    Education on smoke alarm maintenance based on behavioral theories

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • live within four target neighborhoods in Prince George's County, MD that are at high risk for residential fire and injury.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • primary decision maker of home is less than 18 years old
  • speak a language other than english or spanish
  • nobody at home after six return visits to the home
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00139126

United States, Maryland
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Calverton, Maryland, United States, 20705
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Study Director: Les R Becker, PhD Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Ted R. Miller, PhD Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Michael Ballesteros, CDC/NCIPC Identifier: NCT00139126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCIPC-4662
Study First Received: August 29, 2005
Last Updated: March 13, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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Wounds and Injuries processed this record on November 25, 2014