The Effect of Active Choice on Nurse Visit Participation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01250392
First received: November 29, 2010
Last updated: May 16, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

The goal of this project is to see if behavioral nudges will increase an individual's likelihood of participating in a nurse visit. The behavioral nudges under consideration are encouraging subjects to make an active choice and sending reminders.


Condition Intervention
Participation in Nurse Visits
Behavioral: The Effect of Active Choice on Nurse Visit Participation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Effect of Time-Slot Scheduling and Active Choice on Biometric Screening and Nurse Visit Participation

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Nurse Visit Participation [ Time Frame: This will be measured after all of the nurse visit windows have been closed, by 4/30/11 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    We will measure whether or not subjects scheduled and participated in a nurse visit. We will compare the number of subjects who participated in the nurse visits by treatment arms.


Enrollment: 3500
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Control Arm
The control group will be informed via e-mail of the window of dates during which they can take part in the on-site screening and given instructions for scheduling an appointment.
Behavioral: The Effect of Active Choice on Nurse Visit Participation

The goal of this project is to see if active choice will increase an individual's likelihood of participating in a nurse visit.

The employees in our sample will schedule their nurse visit time slot via e-mail and a health service provider website. The control group will be informed via e-mail of the window of dates during which they can take part in the on-site screening and given instructions for scheduling an appointment. The treatment group, the active choice only arm, will be given the same information as the control group, but they will also be asked to make an appointment immediately, defer the scheduling decision, or decline to receive a screening. The treatment group will also receive email reminders one week before their appointment.

Other Name: Active Choice and Participation
Experimental: Active Choice Only Arm
The active choice only arm, will be given the same information as the control group, but they will also be asked to make an appointment immediately, defer the scheduling decision, or decline to receive a screening.
Behavioral: The Effect of Active Choice on Nurse Visit Participation

The goal of this project is to see if active choice will increase an individual's likelihood of participating in a nurse visit.

The employees in our sample will schedule their nurse visit time slot via e-mail and a health service provider website. The control group will be informed via e-mail of the window of dates during which they can take part in the on-site screening and given instructions for scheduling an appointment. The treatment group, the active choice only arm, will be given the same information as the control group, but they will also be asked to make an appointment immediately, defer the scheduling decision, or decline to receive a screening. The treatment group will also receive email reminders one week before their appointment.

Other Name: Active Choice and Participation

Detailed Description:

The employees in our sample will schedule their nurse visit time slot via e-mail and a health service provider website. Much as is the case in the current system, the control group will be informed via e-mail of the window of dates during which they can take part in the on-site screening and given instructions for scheduling an appointment. The treatment group, the active choice only arm, will be given the same information as the control group, but they will also be asked to make an appointment immediately, defer the scheduling decision, or decline to receive a screening. The treatment group will also receive email reminders one week before their appointment.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Harrah's employee
  • Registered e-mail address with Harrah's
  • Part of Harrah's Choosing Wellness Program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18
  • Already participated in a nurse visit
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01250392

Locations
United States, Nevada
Caesars Corporate Office
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89119
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David I Laibson, Ph.D National Bureau of Economic Research
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01250392     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0001, P30AG034532
Study First Received: November 29, 2010
Last Updated: May 16, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.:
Active choice
Nurse visits
Behavioral economics

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 27, 2014