Community Trial to Enhance Organ Donation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2010
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
Case Western Reserve University

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tissue and Organ Procurement Health Behavior Behavioral: video Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 973 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Community-based Intervention to Enhance Signing of Organ Donor Cards
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
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)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of signed donor cards [ Time Frame: One day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of participants willing to donate organs while living [ Time Frame: One Day ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): 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

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 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: March 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 12, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010

Keywords provided by Case Western Reserve University:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Healthcare Disparities