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Does the Message Matter? Enhancing Adherence in Healthcare Through Persuasive Messages

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00178737
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: February 19, 2010
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Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  Purpose
In this research we propose to develop a comprehensive model to explain how users process persuasive messages. We then propose to experimentally test varying the persuasiveness of message content in various domains, and assess their impact on adherence by both physicians and patients. Finally based on our conceptual model and results from the experimental data we propose to develop preliminary guidelines to assist developers in designing effective messages.

Condition Intervention
Appointment Reminders Behavioral: Electronic reminder message

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Does the Message Matter? Enhancing Adherence in Healthcare Through Persuasive Messages

Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Estimated Enrollment: 1200
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Study 1

1. Subjects who have an appointment scheduled at HCHD Baytown Health Center

Study 2

  1. Subjects who are neonatology physicians (not in training).
  2. Subjects must be able to give signed informed consent.

Study 3

  1. Any subjects (students or employee) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
  2. Subjects must be able to give signed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No specific individual who meets the inclusion criteria will be excluded.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00178737


Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Muhammad F Walji, M.S. The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00178737     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-SHIS-05-0240
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: February 19, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010