The Effect of a Coloring Prompt on Health Engagement

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2011 by University of Pennsylvania.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01352390
First received: May 6, 2011
Last updated: May 23, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
  Purpose

The goal of this project is to determine whether prompting the recipient of a health reminder mailing to ask his or her 4-9 year-old child to color on the reminder could increase engagement with the targeted health behavior


Condition Intervention
In Need of a Pap Smear (Cervical Cancer Screening)
In Need of a Blood Pressure Check (Hypertension Screening)
In Need of a Cholesterol Test (Lipid Disorder Screening)
In Need of a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (Diabetes)
Behavioral: Planning Prompt
Behavioral: Control Condition

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 Coloring 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 a Pap smear. [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of a Blood pressure check [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of a Cholesterol test [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of a Fasting plasma glucose test [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 15000
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Control Condition
A basic reminder mailing will prompt each subject to receive a health test as specified on the mailing
Behavioral: Control Condition
A basic reminder mailing will prompt each subject to get a health test as specified on the mailing
Experimental: Artwork Prompt Condition
A basic reminder mailing will prompt each subject to give their child a reminder postcard to color
Behavioral: Planning Prompt
A prompt to have their child their health test reminder mailing to color

Detailed Description:

The investigators will randomly assign some individuals with 4-9 year old children to receive colorful reminders to engage in a given health behavior. Others will receive identical reminders along with a prompt to share the reminder sheet with their child so it can be turned into a piece of art. The investigators are interested in whether the coloring prompt will lead the reminder to stay in the home for longer, be placed on the refrigerator, etc. and thus 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 Pap smear
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a blood pressure check
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a cholesterol test
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a fasting plasma glucose test
  • Employee at partner corporation that implemented the study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01352390

Contacts
Contact: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D. 215-573-9646 kmilkman@wharton.upenn.edu
Contact: John-Paul Lacovara 215-573-7761 johnlaco@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   
Contact: John-Paul Lacovara    215-573-7761    johnlaco@wharton.upenn.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Professor Katherine L. Milkman, University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01352390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 813606
Study First Received: May 6, 2011
Last Updated: May 23, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
behavioral economics
nudge
artwork
Pap smear
Blood pressure check
Cholesterol test
Fasting plasma glucose test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Hypertension
Sphingolipidoses
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
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

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