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Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Professionals

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00404664
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 29, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2006
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to see if reminder letters and a large raffle prize would encourage health care workers to receive influenza vaccinations.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Influenza Behavioral: influenza vaccine, reminders letters, raffle prize

Detailed Description:
Eight hundred employees of an urban tertiary care hospital, 200 each from the following four categories: professional staff, resident physicians, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses comprised the study group. Subjects were randomly assigned to receive: 1) no intervention, 2) a reminder letter for flu vaccine, 3) a raffle ticket to win a free Caribbean vacation with flu vaccine administration, or 4) both the reminder letter and raffle ticket. We compared the proportion of employees receiving vaccination and participating in the raffle across groups.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 800 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: A Novel Approach To Improve Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Professionals: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : September 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Flu Flu Shot
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Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of employees receiving vaccination and participating in the raffle across groups.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospital employees, staff physicians, residents, rn's, lpn's

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non patient care hospital employees
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00404664

United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
Study Director: Michael L Macknin, M.D. The Cleveland Clinic
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00404664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 7370
First Posted: November 29, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 29, 2006
Last Verified: November 2006

Keywords provided by The Cleveland Clinic:
influenza vaccine
influenza immunization
reminder letters
raffle prize

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs