Behavioral Research of Environment and Air Pollution Through Education (BREATHE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02471872|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 15, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 13, 2018
The BREATHE (Behavioral Research of Environment and Air Pollution Through Education) study is a pilot randomized control trial comparing the efficacy of a classroom-based intervention to no intervention in helping middle-school students understand and make behavioral decisions about air pollution. This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the classroom-based intervention on knowledge of air pollution, understanding of air pollution sources, and behavioral choices made to reduce both contributions to air pollution and personal exposure to air pollution.
It has been well established that pollution is a racial and economic issue. Low-income areas with populations of predominantly people of color tend to be those with the highest rates of pollution and the largest particulate exposure. Creation of and exposure to this pollution is a key issue for the health of inhabitants of these areas, and of those in the broader surrounding areas. By developing, and assessing the effectiveness of, the investigators hope that the BREATHE study will give the investigators insights into how to better combat this higher exposure and reduce the health risks for those in high pollution areas.
The study will take place in 4 visits over a period of 12 months. The hypothesis is that the classroom-based intervention will be effective in leading to behaviors that will reduce exposure to air pollution.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Attitude to Health Pollution Related Respiratory Disorder Health Behavior||Behavioral: Air Pollution Education Other: Non-Air Pollution Education||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||600 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Behavioral Research of Environment and Air Pollution Through Education (BREATHE Study)|
|Study Start Date :||February 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2020|
Experimental: Air Pollution Education
Students are presented with a one-hour interactive information session about air pollution and the environment.
Behavioral: Air Pollution Education
Students are presented with a one-hour interactive session on air pollution.
Placebo Comparator: Non-Air Pollution Education
Students are presented with a one-hour interactive information session about vaccines.
Other: Non-Air Pollution Education
Students are presented with a one-hour interactive session on vaccines.
- Behavior Change Assessed by Questionnaires [ Time Frame: Assessed immediately after intervention, and at 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months ]Change in Future Behavior as it Relates to Personal Choices and Support for Policies and Regulations
- Improvement in Understanding Assessed by Questionnaires [ Time Frame: Assessed immediately after intervention, and at 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months ]Improvement in Understanding of Air Pollution and Its Public Health Ramification
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02471872
|United States, California|
|University of California San Francisco|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94143|