Game Intervention for Genetic Testing

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Genetic Testing+4 More
Meaning of Screening - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Advancements in prenatal genetic screening have significantly improved the identification of chromosomal abnormalities and heritable conditions during pregnancy, yet current standards for patient education in this domain are largely ineffective. The most effective approach to education about prenatal screening is one-on-one genetic counseling, but due to the limited number of counselors this is not feasible, especially in rural and frontier areas. The investigators will address this national problem using a novel education game that can more effectively address this gap in healthcare decision-making.

Eligible Conditions

  • Genetic Testing
  • Prenatal Disorder
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Pregnant State

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: After clinic visit (between 10 and 14 weeks gestation) and again at 20 weeks gestation

Week 14
Shared Decision Making
Week 20
Change in Decisional Conflict
Week 20
Change in Prenatal Screening Knowledge

Trial Safety

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Usual Care
1 of 3
Genetic Counseling
1 of 3
Game Intervention
1 of 3
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

1125 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Game Intervention · No Placebo Group · N/A

Game Intervention
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Meaning of Screening · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Usual Care
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Usual Care · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Genetic Counseling
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Genetic Counseling · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
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Meaning of Screening

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: after clinic visit (between 10 and 14 weeks gestation) and again at 20 weeks gestation
Closest Location: University of Utah · Salt Lake City, UT
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2006First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Genetic Testing
670 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

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You are an adult.
You are attending your first or second OB clinic visit.
You are able to complete study tasks on a computer or smartphone from home.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

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.