Tailored Messages to Increase Eye Examination Behavior
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||eye disease, eye care|
|Treatments||tailored newsletter, targeted newsletter|
|Sponsor||National Eye Institute (NEI)|
|Start date||June 2006|
|End date||May 2008|
|Trial size||330 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00649766, R01-EY15899|
The purpose of this project is to test two different types of health messages, one that is developed for a specific group (targeted) and the other that is more personalized to individuals (tailored), to see which is better at changing how often people have their eyes examined. We hypothesize that people who get the tailored messages will be more likely to get a dilated eye exam than people who receive the targeted messages.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||double blind (subject, outcomes assessor)|
doctor-confirmed dilated eye examination
time frame: 3 and 6 months
Male or female participants at least 65 years old.
- 65 years of age or older
- no dilated fundus exam in past 2 years
- appointment for dilated fundus exam scheduled
- no access to phone
|Official title||Tailored Messages to Increase Eye Examination Behavior|
|Principal investigator||Nancy J. Ellish, DrPH, MSPH|
|Description||Studies have shown that people are not getting their eyes examined on a regular basis, even though dilated eye exams can detect eye diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy early, before significant vision loss has developed. Early detection can lead to earlier treatment, which can save sight by preventing or slowing the progression of these eye diseases. In this project we designed, implemented, and are now evaluating tailored and targeted print health messages to increase eye examination behavior in an African-American population 65 years of age and older, a group at increased risk of glaucoma and diabetes.|
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