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Healthcare Access and Utilization Among Living Kidney Donors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01009125
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This is a mailed survey to persons who served as living kidney donors at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The experimental component of this study (the clinical trial) is a randomized trial of two monetary incentives for the living kidney donors invited to participate in the study. Kidney donors will be randomized to receive one of two incentives in the mailed survey packet: $2 cash vs. $5 cash. The main outcome measure is the response rate to the survey.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Organ Donor Other: $2 cash Other: $5 cash

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Randomized Trial of Financial Incentives to Increase Response Rates to a Mailed Survey of Healthcare Access and Utilization Among Living Kidney Donors
Study Start Date : January 2010
Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Study Completion Date : April 2010
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: $2 cash incentive Other: $2 cash
$2 cash incentive will be included in the mailed survey
Experimental: $5 cash incentive Other: $5 cash
$5 cash incentive will be included in the mailed survey


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survey response rate [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 2 months (primary), 4 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons who donated a living donor kidney at Saint Barnabas Medical Center between January 2000 and December 2006 are eligible to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current address outside the continental United States
  • Persons who donated a living donor kidney prior to January 2000 or after December 2006
  • Persons who indicated they no longer wished to be contacted by Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01009125


Locations
United States, New Jersey
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey, United States, 07039
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Barnabas Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Francis L Weng, MD St. Barnabas Medical Center
More Information

Responsible Party: Francis L. Weng, MD, St. Barnabas Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01009125     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SBMC-2009-40
First Posted: November 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 9, 2010
Last Verified: June 2010

Keywords provided by St. Barnabas Medical Center:
questionnaires
health care surveys/methods
motivation
living donors
living kidney donation