Text Message Reminders for Hearing Healthcare

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Stanford University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hearing Loss

Treatments

Behavioral: Automated text message reminder

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05438225
IRB-66347

Details and patient eligibility

About

Many individuals with hearing loss do not receive adequate hearing healthcare. Given their close and long-term relationships with patients, primary care providers (PCPs) could play a vital role in improving access to hearing healthcare. Unfortunately, hearing loss is often underdiagnosed in primary care settings, because hearing screening is not a routine part of primary care visits, and the responsibility often falls on the patient or family to recognize and address the issue. The investigators propose to pilot test the use of text message reminders to encourage elderly patients to discuss hearing assessment with there PCPs. The study objectives are to: 1) design an automated text-messaging reminder system; 2) assess the feasibility of deploying the intervention in a clinical trial setting; and 3) evaluate whether the intervention increases willingness to seek hearing healthcare.

Enrollment

41 patients

Sex

All

Ages

65+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • English-speaking adult patients aged 65 and older
  • Have not audiometric testing within the past 5 years
  • Has had at least one prior visit encounter with a Stanford primary care provider the past 1 year
  • Has a cell phone with a valid phone number

Exclusion criteria

  • History of childhood hearing loss
  • Hearing aid users
  • Limited English proficiency

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

41 participants in 2 patient groups

Automated Text Message Reminder
Experimental group
Description:
Participants will receive automated reminder text instructing them to discuss hearing issues with their PCPs, and to request a referral to audiology or otolaryngology if they have hearing loss.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Automated text message reminder
Control Group
No Intervention group

Trial contacts and locations

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