A Survey on Attitudes on Financial Incentives

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2011
Last updated: October 20, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
The study concerns a survey of attitudes of the public on issues around personal responsibility for health and the use of financial incentives to promote health in the U.S. and Germany. All data are gathered anonymously through online platforms. Two separate professional panel providers are used for access to members of the public. All participants are people who have voluntarily joined a survey panel in the past through an informed consent process and currently serve as panel members.

Colon Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Survey on Attitudes on Personal Responsibility and the Use of Financial Incentives for Health Promotion

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Survey respondents are presented with scenarios that seek to elicit views and attitudes on the concepts of personal responsibility, and the acceptability of financial incentives. The analysis will present these views and attitudes in aggregate form. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Attitudes are measured using 5 point Likert scales, indicating the extent of agreement or disagreement with particular scenarios or questions. Other forms of multiple choice options are also used, in which respondents express their preferences by selecting one option over others. At the end of the surveys, an open text box is provided for general comments.

Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Members of the US public, non-probability sample
Members of the German public, non-probability sample
Members of the US public, probability sample


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
adult American and Germans

Inclusion Criteria:

  • none other than age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none other than age
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01457976

United States, Pennsylvania
Online survey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Kevin Volpp, Ph.D, M.D. School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01457976     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 814399 
Study First Received: September 21, 2011
Last Updated: October 20, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
personal responsibility

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016