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Behavioral Intervention

Sun Protection Program for Outdoor Workers (GSSG Trial)

Led By Alexandra Morshed, PhD
Research Sponsored by Emory University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Managers employed at participating worksite in supervisory position responsible for worksite safety/health policy or training and can read and/or clearly understand English
Be older than 18 years old
Must not have
Individuals who are not yet adults (infants, children, teenagers)
Adults unable to consent
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 16 weeks
Awards & highlights


This trial aims to study the impact of a sun protection program on outdoor workers in Georgia. The researchers will compare sun protection practices between employers who receive the program and those who do not. Employees at works

Who is the study for?
This trial is for outdoor workers in Southwest Georgia. Participants should be employed at worksites willing to implement the Go Sun Smart Georgia program and participate in surveys and interviews. There are no specific inclusion or exclusion criteria provided, suggesting that all employees at participating worksites may be eligible.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The Go Sun Smart Georgia (GSSG) program's effectiveness is being tested by comparing sun protection behaviors of employees from worksites with the GSSG intervention against those on a wait-list control group. The study involves training, technical assistance, and data collection through surveys and interviews.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial focuses on evaluating a sun protection educational program rather than a medical intervention, there are no direct side effects associated with medications or treatments. However, participants may experience indirect effects related to changes in behavior based on the education received.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am a manager responsible for safety/health policy or training at my workplace and I understand English well.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
I am under the age of 18.
I am unable to give consent for medical procedures.
I cannot fully understand English.
I have difficulty making decisions due to cognitive issues.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~16 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 16 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in outdoor worker sun safety behaviors
Secondary outcome measures
Acceptability of program
Appropriateness of program
Change in worksite policy adoption
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Early InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
6 worksites will be enrolled. GSSG implementation in May-August 2024
Group II: Delayed InterventionActive Control1 Intervention
6 worksites will be enrolled. GSSG implementation in August- December 2024.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Emory UniversityLead Sponsor
1,655 Previous Clinical Trials
2,572,171 Total Patients Enrolled
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionFED
878 Previous Clinical Trials
22,476,728 Total Patients Enrolled
Klein Buendel, Inc.Industry Sponsor
39 Previous Clinical Trials
19,499 Total Patients Enrolled
~208 spots leftby Dec 2024