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Media Effects Study on Health-Related Content

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00775008
First Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2009
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Information provided by:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  Purpose
A media lab study will be conducted to determine the mechanism by which podcasting may exert an effect. This study will examine both physiological (heart rate, skin conductance, etc.) and psychosocial (knowledge, perceived control, elaboration, etc.) measures in participants listening to a podcast on health versus reading health content on the Web. We hypothesize that podcasting will create a greater physiological response than the Web. There will also be more elaboration in the podcasting group. Podcasting will produce greater feelings of control. Changes in knowledge will be greater in the Web group.

Condition Intervention Phase
Processing Health Information Behavioral: electronic health information Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Further study details as provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physiological response [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial response [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: podcast Behavioral: electronic health information
Participants will receive weight loss information via 1 of 2 different mediums.
Active Comparator: Web group Behavioral: electronic health information
Participants will receive weight loss information via 1 of 2 different mediums.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Be willing to be randomized to either the podcast or Web condition
  • Able to attend the intervention session

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not living in the Chapel Hill area
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00775008


Locations
United States, North Carolina
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27514
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, UNC-Chapel Hill
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00775008     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-0430-02
First Submitted: October 15, 2008
First Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
weight loss, health information, e-health