This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition stress
Sponsor Creighton University
Start date September 2011
End date September 2013
Trial size 64 participants
Trial identifier NCT01409291, 11-16171


Many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. This may lead to financial stress and an increase in overall stress. People under stress are more likely to smoke, consume alcohol, eat a poor diet, and experience depression or anxiety. Experiencing financial stress may also increase the risk for heart disease. The purpose of this research study is to test whether participating in the Financial Success Program improves health outcomes, in both the women participating and their children.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Perceived financial well being
time frame: 1 year

Secondary Outcomes

salivary cortisol
time frame: 1 year
Body Mass Index (BMI)
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Women 19 years or older enrolled in the Financial Success Program in fall 2011 and winter 2012 and/or a their child(ren) ages 3-18 years attending the daycare with their mother - Women must be employed to be enrolled in the Financial Success Program - Able and willing to provide informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Women less than 19 years of age - Women working a night time shift (due to variability in diurnal cortisol secretion) - Known pregnancy or planned pregnancy (due to variability in blood pressure, glucose, weight, and lipids) - Women are excluded from the Financial Success Program if they are living in a domestic violence situation or abusing alcohol or illicit drugs

Additional Information

Official title Impact of a Financial Success Education Program on Perceived Financial Well-being, Hopefulness, Financial Competency, Financial Goal Achievement, Quality of Life, and Quantitative Health Outcomes in Women and Children: A Pilot Study
Principal investigator Kathleen Packard, PharmD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Creighton University.