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Research to Improve Smoke Alarm Functioning and Maintenance

This study has been completed.
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: August 29, 2005
Last updated: March 13, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The purpose of this study to evaluate whether (1) targeted smoke alarm education, (2) general fire safety education with a smoke alarm component, (3) basic fire safety education, or (4) an unrelated intervention is most effective way to improve smoke alarm maintenance and function.

Condition Intervention
Wounds and Injuries
Behavioral: Fire safety education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Official Title: Research to Improve Smoke Alarm Functioning and Maintenance

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoke alarm functionality post-intervention. [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Enrollment: 4500
Study Start Date: August 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Fire safety education
    Education on smoke alarm maintenance based on behavioral theories

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • live within four target neighborhoods in Prince George's County, MD that are at high risk for residential fire and injury.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • primary decision maker of home is less than 18 years old
  • speak a language other than english or spanish
  • nobody at home after six return visits to the home
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00139126

United States, Maryland
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Calverton, Maryland, United States, 20705
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Study Director: Les R Becker, PhD Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Ted R. Miller, PhD Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Michael Ballesteros, CDC/NCIPC Identifier: NCT00139126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCIPC-4662
Study First Received: August 29, 2005
Last Updated: March 13, 2012

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Wounds and Injuries processed this record on April 28, 2017