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The Effect of a Coloring Prompt on Health Engagement

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01352390
First Posted: May 11, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 4, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
  Purpose
The goal of this project is to determine whether prompting the recipient of a health reminder mailing to ask his or her 4-9 year-old child to color on the reminder could increase engagement with the targeted health behavior

Condition Intervention
In Need of a Pap Smear (Cervical Cancer Screening) In Need of a Blood Pressure Check (Hypertension Screening) In Need of a Cholesterol Test (Lipid Disorder Screening) In Need of a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (Diabetes) Behavioral: Planning Prompt Behavioral: Control Condition

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of a Coloring Prompt on Health Engagement

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of a Pap smear. [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of a Blood pressure check [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of a Cholesterol test [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of a Fasting plasma glucose test [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]

Enrollment: 8711
Actual Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Control Condition
A basic reminder mailing will prompt each subject to receive a health test as specified on the mailing
Behavioral: Control Condition
A basic reminder mailing will prompt each subject to get a health test as specified on the mailing
Experimental: Artwork Prompt Condition
A basic reminder mailing will prompt each subject to give their child a reminder postcard to color
Behavioral: Planning Prompt
A prompt to have their child their health test reminder mailing to color

Detailed Description:
The investigators will randomly assign some individuals with 4-9 year old children to receive colorful reminders to engage in a given health behavior. Others will receive identical reminders along with a prompt to share the reminder sheet with their child so it can be turned into a piece of art. The investigators are interested in whether the coloring prompt will lead the reminder to stay in the home for longer, be placed on the refrigerator, etc. and thus result in an increase in compliance with the recommended health behavior.
  Eligibility

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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:

  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a Pap smear
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a blood pressure check
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a cholesterol test
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a fasting plasma glucose test
  • Employee at partner corporation that implemented the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01352390


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01352390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 813606
First Submitted: May 6, 2011
First Posted: May 11, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 4, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
behavioral economics
nudge
artwork
Pap smear
Blood pressure check
Cholesterol test
Fasting plasma glucose test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Metabolic Diseases