Electronic Health Records for Health Promotion

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 5, 2007
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Boston Children’s Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether personally controlled electronic health records can be used for health promotion in a workplace setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Influenza Device: Electronic health record and messaging system Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
In response to the call for research of the new Health Protection Research Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we propose to adapt newly mature informatics technology to shift the paradigm for health alerting and health promotion in the workplace. The goal is to firmly ground these activities on real time information collected from and delivered to employees, in an interactive, secure, electronic environment. We will study influenza prevention and control, an archetype of public health practice requiring surveillance, communication, and timely influence of health-related behaviors. Complex information gleaned from surveillance will be processed, translated and provided to employees. The goal is to provide employees with timely, individualized health promotion messages to improve their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding influenza and to increase the rate of seasonal influenza immunization for them and their household members. The approach will be evaluated in a group randomized design at several worksites of a major corporation.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Health Promotion in the Workplace Using Personally Controlled Health Records
Study Start Date : October 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Flu Flu Shot

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. - Rate of influenza immunization among subjects

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in knowledge, attitutes, and beliefs regarding influenza and influenza immunization.
  2. Changes in health behaviors around influenza (e.g. hand washing and cough etiquette).
  3. General health outcomes related to respiratory illnesses (e.g. number of influenza-like illnesses, number of physician visits, number of missed work days).
  4. Rate of influenza immunization among subject household members.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The subject is a part-time or full-time employee at a major corporation.
  2. The subject is eighteen years of age or older.
  3. The subject is comfortable reading and writing in English.
  4. The subject has reliable internet access at home, at school, or at work.
  5. The subject uses email regularly (i.e. at least once every 2 days)
  6. The subject does not have a known allergy to chicken eggs or a history of a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00142077

United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02116
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children’s Hospital
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Kenneth D Mandl, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital


Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00142077     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1 R01 CDC 000065-01
First Posted: September 2, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2007
Last Verified: January 2006

Keywords provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:
Electronic health record
Behavior modification