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Influenza Vaccine Randomized Educational Trial: Adult

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02907645
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Melissa Stockwell, Columbia University

Brief Summary:

Influenza vaccine is recommended as routine care for all individuals who are at least 6 months of age and older. Recently, questions about vaccine safety and concerns for side effects have increased, contributing to both influenza vaccine hesitancy and refusal. In an effort to educate patients, public health entities and physicians give informational handouts in various forms.

However, recent publications have found that pro-vaccine messages can have paradoxical effects on vaccine intentions, therefore further studies on vaccine related public health communication is needed. The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of pro-vaccine messages of local data, pro-vaccine messages of national data, and no educational message on patient's receipt of the influenza vaccine. These results will help to understand the relationship between patient education and the intent to vaccinate and receipt of the influenza vaccine as well as to optimize educational information given to patients regarding the influenza vaccine.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Vaccination Influenza Behavioral: Local educational information Behavioral: National educational information Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 222 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Actual Study Start Date : October 6, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 31, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 1, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Local educational
Adult patients in this arm receive educational information regarding influenza vaccination based on local data
Behavioral: Local educational information
Adult patients in this arm receive educational information regarding influenza vaccination based on local data

Experimental: National educational
Adult patients in this arm receive educational information regarding influenza vaccination based on national data
Behavioral: National educational information
Adult patients in this arm receive educational information regarding influenza vaccination based on national data

No Intervention: Usual care
No educational information other than provided as usual care by health care providers



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants who receive influenza vaccination on day of intervention [ Time Frame: Day 0 ]
    Receipt of influenza vaccination on the day of the educational intervention


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants who receive Influenza vaccination by the end of the influenza vaccine season [ Time Frame: Up to 7 months ]
    Receipt of influenza vaccination by April 2017



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • visit to study site at time of intervention

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior receipt of influenza vaccine that season

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02907645


Locations
United States, New York
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Melissa Stockwell, MD MPH Columbia University

Responsible Party: Melissa Stockwell, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, Columbia University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02907645     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAR0289
First Posted: September 20, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 27, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs