Real-Time Exposure Feedback for Environmental Exposures

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Environmental Exposures+2 More
Real-Time Exposure Feedback - Device
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The goal of this study is to examine what effect real-time feedback on particulate matter (PM) air pollution levels has on risk recognition and behavior. The hypothesis is that real-time exposure feedback will change perceptions of risk and increase behaviors that avoid exposure to environmental risks. At least one representative household member in participating households will complete a questionnaire to fully understand environmental concerns, risk perceptions, and related behaviors. Half of the households will have PM monitors that continuously display real-time concentrations and an indication of the hazard level. The other participants will have the same device but it will only display the date and time. All participants will then be surveyed again: (a) immediately after sampling is complete (i.e., when the devices are removed from the home), (b) after 3 months and, (c) after 6 months. The goal of repeated surveys is to determine changing understanding of risks, how participating in research and/or receiving real-time exposure data may have changed participant behavior, and what concerns they continue to have. The questionnaire will include questions with categorical and/or quantitative answers (e.g., frequency of specific behaviors) so that changes in risk perception and behavior can be effectively analyzed.

Eligible Conditions

  • Environmental Exposures
  • Risk Behavior, Health
  • Risk Reduction

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 months after removal of device

Month 6
Behaviors Related to Reduction in Exposure

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

No Feedback
1 of 2
Real-Time Feedback
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

72 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Real-Time Exposure Feedback · No Placebo Group · N/A

Real-Time Feedback
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Real-Time Exposure Feedback · Intervention Types: Device
No FeedbackNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: No Feedback · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months after removal of device
Closest Location: University of Utah · Salt Lake City, UT
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2006First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Environmental Exposures
673 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)NIH
264 Previous Clinical Trials
1,221,907 Total Patients Enrolled
11 Trials studying Environmental Exposures
4,316 Patients Enrolled for Environmental Exposures
University of UtahLead Sponsor
976 Previous Clinical Trials
1,765,437 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.