Community Trial to Enhance Organ Donation

This study has been completed.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
Case Western Reserve University Identifier:
First received: March 26, 2009
Last updated: July 9, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a 5-minute video intervention regarding organ donation and transplantation on increasing the number of organ donor cards signed in Northeastern Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (OBMV) branches and on willingness to donate organs while living. The investigators hypothesize that persons in the intervention group will sign more donor cards and be more willing to donate organs while living than persons in the control group.

Condition Intervention
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Health Behavior
Behavioral: video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Community-based Intervention to Enhance Signing of Organ Donor Cards

Further study details as provided by Case Western Reserve University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of signed donor cards [ Time Frame: One day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of participants willing to donate organs while living [ Time Frame: One Day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 973
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 2
No intervention (control)
Experimental: 1
5-minute video on donation and transplantation
Behavioral: video
5-minute video compared (intervention) to no video and no other intervention (control)

Detailed Description:
We propose a community-based randomized controlled trial involving 450 intervention and 450 control patrons visiting Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches (OBMV) to obtain a driver's license. Interventions patrons will watch a 5-minute video prior to entering the OBMV. Study personnel will interview intervention and control patrons after they leave the OBMV to determine whether they signed an organ donor card. We will also determine the effect of the video intervention on willingness to donate organs while living.

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English speaking
  • Applying for driver's license, driver's permit or state id

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking
  • Persons who have already signed donor card
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00870506

United States, Ohio
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Western Reserve University
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator: John D Thornton, MD, MPH Case Western Reserve University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: John Daryl Thornton, MD MPH, Case Western Reserve University Identifier: NCT00870506     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P60MD002265DT1  1P60MD002265-01 
Study First Received: March 26, 2009
Last Updated: July 9, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Case Western Reserve University:
Randomized Controlled Trial
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