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The Psychosocial Effect of Thoughts of Personal Mortality on Cardiac Risk Assessment by Medical Students

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jamie Arndt, University of Missouri-Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00500136
First received: July 10, 2007
Last updated: October 3, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
  Purpose
This study was designed to examine if provoking thoughts of mortality among medical students can influence cardiac risk assessments depending on the religion of the target patient.

Condition Intervention
Prejudice
Procedure: mortality salience

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effects of Religion and Motivation on Medical Decision Making: A Terror Management Approach

Further study details as provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Responses on a scale of 0-100 to each of three cardiac risk questions [ Time Frame: immediate ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
This study was designed to examine whether and how provoking thoughts of mortality among medical students can influence cardiac risk assessments depending on the religion of the target patient.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • medical students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-medical students
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00500136

Locations
United States, Missouri
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Missouri-Columbia
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jamie Arndt, PhD University of Missouri-Columbia
  More Information

Publications:
Greenberg J, Solomon S, Pyszczynski T. Terror management theory of self-esteem and cultural worldviews: Empirical assessments and conceptual refinements. In: Zanna MP, ed. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1997:61-139.

Responsible Party: Jamie Arndt, Principal Investigator, University of Missouri-Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00500136     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1078398  R01CA096581 
Study First Received: July 10, 2007
Last Updated: October 3, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 09, 2016