Text Reminders for Immunization Compliance in Kids (TRICKS) Pilot Study
As a participant in these research program you will be a parent of a child born at Wesley Medical Center who plan to use Carriage Park Pediatric Clinic for your child's care. Mobile phone text messages will be sent to remind you of your child's immunizations.
The long term research goal is to increase childhood immunization rates by improving parental health literacy through an innovative text messaging system regarding immunization schedules for children under the age of six.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Text Reminders for Immunization Compliance in Kids|
- the first aim is to assess our ability to enroll at least 70% (N=90) of eligible parents in a text messaging program [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This will be accomplished through recruitment of parents of newborns at Wesley Medical Center who will receive care from Carriage Park Clinic.
- the second aim is to implement the TRICKs intervention with parents of newborns. [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]SMSCaster software will be assessed for its ability to send appointment reminders and to collect follow-up data from parents regarding whether immunization appointments were scheduled.
- the third aim is to collect immunization information on participant's children. [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This will be accomplished using the Kansas Immunization Registry (KSWebIZ), a web-based centralized birth to death database that maintains complete, accurate, and secure immunization records for all Kansas residents.
|Study Start Date:||July 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: Standard of care||
Behavioral: Standard of care
You will receive an immunization handout and verbal instructions regarding your child's next apt. Your child's immuniztion records will also be checked through KSWebIZ an internet based system that tracks immunizations for kids in Kansas.
|Experimental: Text Messaging||
Behavioral: Text Messaging
You will receive text message reminders prior to your child's two, four and six month immunization due dates. You will be asked to take part in a phone interview and your child's immuniztion records will be checked through KSWebIZ an internet based system that tracks immunizations for kids in Kansas.