Official Title
Using Behavioral Nudges to Improve Preventive Health Behaviors That Limit COVID-19 Spread
Brief Summary

This investigation is a randomized intervention trial that evaluates behavioral nudges (BN) to increase hand washing behavior and subsequently reduce COVID-19 spreading to a targeted high-risk patient population based in Wisconsin.

Enrolling by invitation
Health Behavior

Behavioral: Nudge
Application of behavior-change strategies based on principles of behavioral economics, decision-making heuristics, psychological/environmental variables.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 18 years or older

- Provision of signed and dated informed consent form

- Willingness to comply with all study procedures and lifestyle considerations and availability for the duration of the study

- Has at least 1 risk factor associated with COVID-19 documented in their electronic medical record

- Followed by (i.e., actively receiving care) from targeted MCW specialties (Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Surgery)

- Access to necessary resources for participating in a technology-based activities (i.e., internet access + mobile phone or computer to complete online survey)

- Maintains a personal address where study materials can be shipped and where participant lives full time

Exclusion Criteria:

- Previous COVID-19 diagnosis or positive COVID-19 test result documented in their electronic medical record

- Current participation in another treatment or intervention study associated with COVID-19

- Previous documented Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder diagnosis in their electronic medical record

- Non-English speaker

- Patients hospitalized or incapacitated at onset of potential enrollment

- No access to electronic platform with internet (e.g., smartphone, tablet, computer)

Eligibility Gender
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years
United States

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226

Nicholas D Young, PhD
Principal Investigator
Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
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