Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
15/06/2011
Date assigned
21/06/2011
Last edited
04/09/2012
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Robert Hurling

ORCID ID

Contact details

Unilever Discover
Colworth Science Park
Sharnbrook
Bedfordshire
Milton Keynes
MK44 1LQ
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SKN-APP-0328

Study information

Scientific title

Evaluation of the impact of age progressed images on consumers in Shanghai: a randomized controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

We hypothesize that participants will prefer an age projected image of themselves that simulates the impact of a healthier lifestyle, in comparison to an age projected image of a less healthy lifestyle

A secondary aim is to test whether viewing simulated photos showing the potential impact of a healthier (versus less healthy) lifestyle will increase intentions towards healthier lifestyle behaviors, in comparison to a control group who have not seen the photos

Ethics approval

Independent Ethics Committee in Shanghai, China approved on 27th June 2011

Study design

Randomized controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Healthy lifestyle promotion

Intervention

1. Participants in the intervention group will be shown age progressed images of themselves before completing a follow-up lifestyle questionnaire
2. Control group will complete the follow-up lifestyle questionnaire before being shown the age progressed images

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Proportion of participants preferring to look like the age progressed image that simulates the impact of the healthier lifestyle behaviors

Secondary outcome measures

Intentions to take up healthier lifestyle behaviors

Overall trial start date

27/07/2011

Overall trial end date

26/08/2011

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Female
2. Aged between 34-45 years living in Shanghai with four grandparents of Chinese descent
3. Willing and interested to take part in a study where you will have photos of your face taken and be shown images of what you may look like in the future
4. Being prepared to give informed consent
5. Being prepared to provide proof of age (e.g. passport)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Female

Target number of participants

40

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Smoking
2. Avoiding the sun every day
3. Currently brushing teeth twice a day or more
4. Currently using moisturizing face cream every day

Recruitment start date

27/07/2011

Recruitment end date

26/08/2011

Locations

Countries of recruitment

China

Trial participating centre

Unilever Discover
Milton Keynes
MK44 1LQ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Unilever (United Kingdom)

Sponsor details

c/o/ Dr Robert Hurling
Unilever Discover
Colworth Science Park
Sharnbrook
Bedfordshire
Milton Keynes
MK44 1LQ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Industry

Website

Funders

Funder type

Industry

Funder name

Unilever (United Kindgom)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

corporate

Location

United Kingdom

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes