The Effect of a Scratch Off Prompt on Health Engagement

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by University of Pennsylvania.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01401621
First received: July 21, 2011
Last updated: July 22, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The goal of this project is to determine whether prompting the recipient of a health reminder mailing to scratch off targeted area.


Condition Intervention
Blood Pressure Check (Hypertension Screening)
Cholesterol Test (Lipid Disorder Screening)
Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Name of Test
Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Call to Action
Behavioral: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of a Scratch Off Prompt on Health Engagement

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Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of the relevant test [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 15000
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Scratch-Off Test Name Condition
The name of the test the recipient needs is hidden behind a scratchoff on the reminder
Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Name of Test
A prompt will have the recipient scratch off the message that reveals the name of the test that the recipient needs
Experimental: Scratch-Off Call to Action Condition
The recipient will be prompted to scratch-off the paper in order to find out how to follow the recommendation that the test be received.
Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Call to Action
A prompt will have the recipient scratch off the message to find out how to follow the recommendation that the test be received.
Experimental: Control Condition
A control condition with no scratch-off element.
Behavioral: Control
No scratch-off element

Detailed Description:

The investigators will randomly assign individuals with different scratch off messages to 3 groups. The investigators are interested in whether the scratch off message will result in an increase in compliance with the recommended health behavior.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a blood pressure check
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a cholesterol test
  • Employee at partner corporation that implemented the study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01401621

Contacts
Contact: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D. 215-573-9646 kmilkman@wharton.upenn.edu

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Not yet recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D.    215-573-9646    kmilkman@wharton.upenn.edu   
Principal Investigator: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Katherine L. Milkman, University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01401621     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 813606-1
Study First Received: July 21, 2011
Last Updated: July 22, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
behavioral economics
nudge
scratch off
blood pressure check
cholesterol test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Sphingolipidoses
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Nervous System
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Brain Diseases, Metabolic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Lipidoses
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Metabolic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014