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The Drug Facts Box: Helping Consumers Understand Drugs for Risk Reduction


Phase 3
35 Years
70 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
Healthy

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Trial Information

The Drug Facts Box: Helping Consumers Understand Drugs for Risk Reduction


This is a randomized study. Participants are contacted by phone via random-digit dialing for
initial interview using the computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system. Eligible
participants are then randomized to 1 of 2 intervention arms.

- Compare the effect of a prescription drug summary (one-page summary of drug information
that includes a table with data on drug benefit and side effects) vs standard brief
summary in direct-to-consumer advertisements on the comparisons of two drugs for the
same indication, knowledge of drug efficacy and side effects of each drug, perceptions
of drug efficacy and side effects of each drug

- Comprehension of information contained in the drug facts box


Inclusion Criteria:



- Age 35-70 year old in household selected by random digit dialing

Exclusion Criteria:

- Non-English speaking

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Comparison of two drugs for the same indication, Knowledge and judgments about 2 drugs to reduce the future risk of cardiovascular events

Outcome Time Frame:

Immediate return of patient survey

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Steven Woloshin, MD, MS

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Dartmouth Medical School; VA Medical Center (WRJ)

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

DMS-15879-2

NCT ID:

NCT00753857

Start Date:

October 2006

Completion Date:

May 2007

Related Keywords:

  • Healthy
  • risk communication
  • probability sample by random digit dialing

Name

Location

VA Medical CenterWhite River Junction, Vermont  05009