The Effect of Proximity on Flu-Shot Participation

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01455753
First received: October 12, 2011
Last updated: May 16, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

The aim of this project is to investigate whether the proximity of employees to flu-shot clinics will increase the uptake rates of employees participating in these clinics. The investigators hypothesize that ease of access is an important factor in whether or not employees receive an influenza vaccination.


Condition Intervention
Influenza
Human
Other: The effect of proximity on flu shot participation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Effect of Proximity on Flu-Shot Participation

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Further study details as provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Receipt of influenza vaccine [ Time Frame: One week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The investigators will measure whether proximity to a flu shot clinic effected whether an employee received an influenza vaccine.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Absenteeism [ Time Frame: The investigators will follow employees' absenteeism for five to six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The investigators will measure absenteeism in employees who received a flu shot versus employees who did not receive a flu shot.

  • Demographic characteristics on flu shot participation [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The investigators will explore how demographic characteristics correlate to employees receiving an influenza vaccination.


Enrollment: 1912
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Proximity to Flu Shot Clinic
The investigators will move the location of the flu shot clinic to a high traffic area in our partner company's second headquarters building. After that clinic is complete, the investigators will then host a flu shot clinic in our partner company's first headquarters building, also in a high traffic area, which will not be publicized until the first flu shot clinic is complete.
Other: The effect of proximity on flu shot participation
The investigators will move the location of the flu shot clinic to a high traffic area in our partner company's second headquarters building. After that clinic is complete, the investigators will then host a flu shot clinic in our partner company's first headquarters building, also in a high traffic area, which will not be publicized until the first flu shot clinic is complete.

Detailed Description:

In 2010, flu shots were provided to our partner company's headquarters in their second headquarters building (H2) in an obscure conference room. The investigators are proposing to move the flu shot clinic to a high traffic area, near a café in H2. The location of the flu shot clinic will be prominent and employees would pass by the flu shot clinic several times a day. Two weeks after the flu shot clinic in H2, the investigators will have a two day flu shot clinic in the first headquarters building (H1), near a highly traveled café in H1. Our partner company will not tell employees that there will be a flu shot clinic in H1 until after the flu shot clinic ends in H2. The unexpected factor of the flu shot clinic in H1 will be used to test H2's location versus H1's location without the bias of having employees wait or procrastinate to choose one location over another. The two locations will allow us to identify whether moving from one convenient location to another, even more convenient location would make a significant difference in participation rates.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employee of Express Scripts.
  • Eligible to receive a flu shot at Express Scripts.
  • Over 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children
  • Non Express Scripts employees
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01455753

Locations
United States, Missouri
Express Scripts
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63121
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David I Laibson, Ph.D. National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01455753     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0006
Study First Received: October 12, 2011
Last Updated: May 16, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.:
Influenza
Proximity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases

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