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Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Professionals

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00404664
First Posted: November 29, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 29, 2006
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Information provided by:
The Cleveland Clinic
  Purpose
The purpose of this study was to see if reminder letters and a large raffle prize would encourage health care workers to receive influenza vaccinations.

Condition Intervention
Influenza Behavioral: influenza vaccine, reminders letters, raffle prize

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: A Novel Approach To Improve Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Professionals: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by The Cleveland Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of employees receiving vaccination and participating in the raffle across groups.

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: September 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2005
Detailed Description:
Eight hundred employees of an urban tertiary care hospital, 200 each from the following four categories: professional staff, resident physicians, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses comprised the study group. Subjects were randomly assigned to receive: 1) no intervention, 2) a reminder letter for flu vaccine, 3) a raffle ticket to win a free Caribbean vacation with flu vaccine administration, or 4) both the reminder letter and raffle ticket. We compared the proportion of employees receiving vaccination and participating in the raffle across groups.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospital employees, staff physicians, residents, rn's, lpn's

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non patient care hospital employees
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00404664


Locations
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
Investigators
Study Director: Michael L Macknin, M.D. The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00404664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 7370
First Submitted: November 28, 2006
First Posted: November 29, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 29, 2006
Last Verified: November 2006

Keywords provided by The Cleveland Clinic:
influenza vaccine
influenza immunization
reminder letters
raffle prize

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