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The Effect of a Scratch Off Prompt on Health Engagement

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01401621
First Posted: July 25, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
  Purpose
The goal of this project is to determine whether prompting the recipient of a health reminder mailing to scratch off targeted area.

Condition Intervention
Blood Pressure Check (Hypertension Screening) Cholesterol Test (Lipid Disorder Screening) Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Name of Test Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Call to Action Behavioral: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of a Scratch Off Prompt on Health Engagement

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants that schedule an appointment for receipt of the relevant test [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]

Enrollment: 84953
Study Start Date: July 2014
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Scratch-Off Test Name Condition
The name of the test the recipient needs is hidden behind a scratchoff on the reminder
Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Name of Test
A prompt will have the recipient scratch off the message that reveals the name of the test that the recipient needs
Experimental: Scratch-Off Call to Action Condition
The recipient will be prompted to scratch-off the paper in order to find out how to follow the recommendation that the test be received.
Behavioral: Scratchoff Prompt: Call to Action
A prompt will have the recipient scratch off the message to find out how to follow the recommendation that the test be received.
Experimental: Control Condition
A control condition with no scratch-off element.
Behavioral: Control
No scratch-off element

Detailed Description:
The investigators will randomly assign individuals with different scratch off messages to 3 groups. The investigators are interested in whether the scratch off message will result in an increase in compliance with the recommended health behavior.
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a blood pressure check
  • Indications according to Spring 2011 CDC criteria for a cholesterol test
  • Employee at partner corporation that implemented the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01401621


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01401621     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 813606-1
First Submitted: July 21, 2011
First Posted: July 25, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
behavioral economics
nudge
scratch off
blood pressure check
cholesterol test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases