BEhavioral EConomics for Oral Health iNnovation Pilot Trial (BEECON Pilot)

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University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Dental Caries
Dental Plaque
Parent-Child Relations
Oral Hygiene
Toothbrushing

Treatments

Behavioral: Drawing Incentive
Behavioral: Fixed Incentive

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03862443
16-19968

Details and patient eligibility

About

This Phase I randomized pilot trial will assess the efficacy of a fixed incentive payment program and drawing incentive payment program versus a control program to promote early childhood caries (ECC) preventive health behaviors (i.e., toothbrushing performance and dental visit attendance) for young children of predominantly Latino parents/caregivers enrolled in/waitlisted for Early Head Start (EHS) home visit programs.

Full description

If both groups are acceptable and feasible, the reward group with toothbrushing outcomes at least 20% better than the other one (and the control) will be chosen for a future Phase II/III trial; if they are similar, the fixed monetary reward will be used because it is simpler to explain, monitor, and implement.

Enrollment

36 patients

Sex

All

Ages

6 to 42 months old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria for Parent/Caregiver:

  • Provide signed and dated informed consent form in English or Spanish.
  • Agree to comply with all study procedures and be available for the duration of the study visit.
  • Male or female, aged 18 and older.
  • Speak, read, and write either English or Spanish.
  • Be a parent or caregiver of a child at least 6 months old but less than 3.5 years (42 months), with at least 2 fully erupted teeth and enrolled in, or waitlisted for, one of the three participating Los Angeles County EHS home visit programs.
  • Not be planning to move residence for the next 6 months outside the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Own a smartphone with the Google Play or iTunes store and be willing to download the smart powered TB app
  • Be willing to be contacted via text-messaging (SMS) for study related notifications, such as incentives earned or reminders to sync the TB

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergic reaction to components of the study product(s).
  • Uncooperative or behaviorally unsuited (assessed during a TB prophylaxis at the initial baseline study visit).
  • A sibling of a child already enrolled in the study (the family's oldest child in the eligible age range will be the study child).
  • Enrolled in foster care.
  • Anything else that would place him/her at increased health risk or preclude the individual's full compliance with or completion of the study.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

36 participants in 3 patient groups

Fixed Incentive
Experimental group
Description:
Eligible to earn a weekly payment during the 2-month incentive intervention period. Possible weekly winnings depend on toothbrushing performance collected through smart powered toothbrush synced to a smartphone app: low adherence threshold (brushing child's teeth once per day for 7 days in a week) will win $5; high adherence threshold (brushing twice per day for 14 days in a week) will win $10.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Fixed Incentive
Drawing Incentive
Experimental group
Description:
Eligible to earn a weekly drawing entry with different winning probabilities during the 2-month incentive intervention period. Possible weekly winnings depend on toothbrushing performance collected through smart powered toothbrush synced to a smartphone app: low adherence threshold (brushing child's teeth once per day for 7 days in a week) will have an 18% chance of winning $25 and a 1% chance of winning $50 (expected $5 payout); high adherence threshold (brushing twice per day for 14 days in a week) will have a 34% chance of winning $25 and a 3% chance of winning $50 (expected $10 payout).
Treatment:
Behavioral: Drawing Incentive
Control - Delayed Incentive
No Intervention group
Description:
No rewards during the first 2-months, but information on toothbrushing performance collected through smart powered toothbrush synced to a smartphone app. After the Month 2 follow-up visit, may opt to participate in a delayed 2-month open label extension to earn the same monetary rewards the fixed incentive intervention group could earn Baseline through Month 2. Not a formal part of this trial, but rather a necessary condition to assure all participating parents/caregivers have the chance to earn the same monetary incentives.

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