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Licensing Flu Shot Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01440205
First Posted: September 26, 2011
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Katherine Milkman, University of Pennsylvania
  Purpose
The mailer will encourage all employees of one of Evive's partner companies to attend an on-site free flu shot clinic they are offering in the fall of 2011. The research will examine differences in follow-through on getting a flu shot at an on-site clinic among the targeted population during the ~1 month period when clinics are being offered (following the mailing) as a function of experimental condition.

Condition Intervention
Flu Behavioral: Easy list of healthy habits Behavioral: Challenging list of healthy habits Behavioral: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Katherine Milkman, University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants that receive a flu shot [ Time Frame: up to two months ]

Enrollment: 6098
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Easy list of healthy habits
In this condition, participants will be prompted to think about a list of healthy behaviors and check off (privately - they will never send this flyer back or show it to anyone) whether "yes" they conform to the healthy habit or "no" they do not. The list of healthy behaviors is a list that most people will find fairly easy, and thus most participants will answer "yes" to each habit. The final question will be a prompt to get a flu shot. The hope is that when people realize how healthy their habits are, it will seem natural to them to engage in yet another healthy habit and receive a flu shot.
Behavioral: Easy list of healthy habits
The recipient will be prompted to check off "yes" or "no" to healthy habits that most people will find fairly easy.
Experimental: Challenging list of healthy habits
In this condition, participants will be prompted to think about a list of healthy behaviors and check off (privately - they will never send this flyer back or show it to anyone) whether "yes" they conform to the healthy habit or "no" they do not. The list of healthy behaviors is a list that most people will find fairly difficult, and thus most participants will answer "no" to each habit. The final question will be a prompt to get a flu shot. The hope is that when people realize how unhealthy their habits are, it will seem wise to engage in one healthy habit that is easy (to make up for other bad behaviors) and receive a flu shot.
Behavioral: Challenging list of healthy habits
The recipient will be prompted to check off "yes" or "no" to healthy habits that most people will find fairly difficult.
Experimental: Control
A control condition with no list of healthy behaviors.
Behavioral: Control
No check box element

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employee at partner corporation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Employee already received a flu shot this season
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01440205


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: Katherine Milkman, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01440205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 813606-2
First Submitted: September 22, 2011
First Posted: September 26, 2011
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Keywords provided by Katherine Milkman, University of Pennsylvania:
Flu Shot