Reducing Eco-anxiety Using Selfies

Reducing Eco-anxiety and Increasing Eco-action in Adolescents Using Selfie Videos: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Yale University

Source Yale University
Brief Summary

The purposes of this study are to test among adolescent viewers the utility of selfie (TikTok) short video-based interventions to: 1. Reduce ecological anxiety, 2. Increase ecological agency, 3. Compare two different types of messaging, and 4. Examine the role of viewer's gender and race as independent factors on the outcomes of interest.

Detailed Description

Intervention videos will each be TikTok self-recorded videos (of 58-second duration) featuring the same underage professional (ages 16) acting as simulated participant. Video 1 ("Negative") will focus on impending ecological catastrophic outcomes; Video 2 ("Positive") will focus on the actions that youth will be able to take in preventing such outcomes; and Video 3 ("Neutral") will include content unrelated to ecological concerns. We intend to assign ~1,000 individuals aged 14-18 in a randomized way, in equal proportions, and stratified by sex and race, to view one of the three TikTok videos: Positive, Negative, or Neutral. Assessments will occur at baseline and post-intervention, and will include: 1. Demographics (baseline only), 2. Primary outcome: a. Climate Change Anxiety scale (13 items) 3. Secondary outcome: 1. Climate Hope scale (11 items) 2. Behavioral intentions (6 items; adapted from)29, 3. Hopefulness and agency sliders (2 items), and 4. Three words

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Start Date 2022-05-15
Completion Date 2022-10-01
Primary Completion Date 2022-08-01
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in Climate Change Anxiety Scale (CCAS) Within 10 minutes
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in Climate Change Hope Scale (CCHS) Within 10 minutes
Change in Environmental Action Scale-Behavioral Intentions (EAS-BI) Within 10 minutes
Change in Hopefulness "slider" Within 10 minutes
Change in Agency "slider" Within 10 minutes
Enrollment 1000
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Behavioral

Intervention Name: Short videos

Description: Intervention videos will each be of 90-second duration and feature four underage professionals (ages 16) acting as simulated patients. All videos will focus on an empowered presenter with depression sharing their personal story regarding depression and describe how social supports from family, friends, and community, as well as professional help assisted them in overcoming symptoms of their illness. The actors will include a transgender male, a cis-gender male, a transgender female, and a cis-gender female.

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - English-speaking - Living in the US - Ages 14 - 18 Exclusion Criteria: - None

Gender:

All

Minimum Age:

14 Years

Maximum Age:

18 Years

Healthy Volunteers:

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Contact Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects.
Location
Facility: Contact: Investigator:
Yale Child Center | New Haven, Connecticut, 06510, United States Andres Martin, MD 203-494-2355 [email protected] Andres Martin, MD Principal Investigator
Yale Child Study Center | New Haven, Connecticut, 06510, United States Andres Martin, MD, MPH 203-494-2355 [email protected]
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

2022-05-01

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 3
Arm Group

Label: Positive

Type: Active Comparator

Description: ~58-second selfie video (TikTok) of an adolescent presenting a "can do" / climate action / positive perspective on global warming

Label: Negative

Type: Active Comparator

Description: ~58-second selfie video (TikTok) of an adolescent presenting an "it's already too late" / climate catastrophe / negative perspective on global warming

Label: Neutral

Type: Active Comparator

Description: ~58-second selfie video (TikTok) of an adolescent discussing a topic unrelated to climate change or global warming

Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Primary Purpose: Prevention

Masking: Single (Investigator)

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