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Calverton, Maryland 20705


The purpose of this study to evaluate whether (1) targeted smoke alarm education, (2) general fire safety education with a smoke alarm component, (3) basic fire safety education, or (4) an unrelated intervention is most effective way to improve smoke alarm maintenance and function.


Inclusion Criteria: - live within four target neighborhoods in Prince George's County, MD that are at high risk for residential fire and injury. Exclusion Criteria: - primary decision maker of home is less than 18 years old - speak a language other than english or spanish - nobody at home after six return visits to the home

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Research to Improve Smoke Alarm Functioning and Maintenance

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Research to Improve Smoke Alarm Functioning and Maintenance

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Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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United States: Federal Government

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Les R Becker, PhD
Study Director
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Study Dates

Start Date:August 2005
Primary Completion Date:May 2008
Primary Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:March 2012
Last Changed Date:March 13, 2012
First Received Date:August 29, 2005

Study Outcomes

Outcome Type:Primary Outcome
Measure:Smoke alarm functionality post-intervention.
Time Frame:18 months
Safety Issues:False

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Behavioral
Name:Fire safety education
Description:Education on smoke alarm maintenance based on behavioral theories

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Study Agencies

Agency Class:U.S. Fed
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Collaborator
Agency Name:Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

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Study References

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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