This trial has been completed.

Conditions health risk behaviors, health care services quality of care
Treatment check yourself app with feedback
Sponsor Laura Richardson
Start date February 2015
End date December 2016
Trial size 300 participants
Trial identifier NCT02360410, 6 R40MC26817-01-01


The proposed study is a randomized controlled trial that compares the effectiveness of an electronic personalized health screening app incorporating motivational feedback (i.e., "Check Yourself") to usual care. The purpose of this study is to determine whether Check Yourself is more effective than usual care in reducing health risk behaviors and improving quality of care among adolescents receiving primary health care services.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose prevention
Masking participant
Adolescents complete Check Yourself, an electronic health screening app and receive personalized, motivational feedback on their health behaviors prior to their primary care appointment. Key components of Check Yourself include the provision of age normative feedback, goal setting strategies, and strategies to highlight discrepancies. Primary care providers receive a summary report of health risk behaviors from Check Yourself prior to their adolescent patient's primary care appointment.
check yourself app with feedback
(No Intervention)
Participants are asked to complete health risk screening on a tablet computer. No personalized feedback is provided to adolescents and primary care providers do not receive a summary report of the adolescent's health risk behaviors.

Primary Outcomes

Number of Health risk behaviors
time frame: 3 months
Number of risk behaviors counseled on during primary care appointment
time frame: 1 day

Secondary Outcomes

Adolescent Satisfaction with Care
time frame: 1 day
Interval Receipt of Care
time frame: 3 months
Motivation for Health Behavior Change
time frame: 1 day
Specific Health Risk Behavior Change
time frame: 3 months

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 13 years up to 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Eligible individuals will be 13-18 years old who have an appointment to see a provider at a participating clinic and will be able to read and comprehend English. Exclusion Criteria: - Individuals will be excluded from the study if: - they do not meet age requirements, - do not have an appointment at a participating clinic, - lack the means to complete follow-up interviews (i.e., has neither telephone not internet access), - have a sibling who has/is being enrolled in the study and/or - are not able to read or comprehend English.

Additional Information

Official title Promoting Adolescent Health Through Personalized Feedback
Principal investigator Laura P Richardson, MD MPH
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Seattle Children's Hospital.