Evaluation of the Preventing AIDS Through Live Movement and Sound (PALMS) Intervention for Minority Adolescents

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Public Health Management Corporation
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00137644
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: January 6, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this program evaluation is to determine whether the Preventing AIDS Through Live Movement and Sound (PALMS) group-level intervention is effective in reducing HIV sex risk behaviors and increasing HIV testing of high-risk, incarcerated or adjudicated youth. The intent of this program is to support the evaluation of an existing intervention and provide feedback to the implementing organization for improved program effectiveness, not to conduct research.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Behavioral: Preventing AIDS Through Live Movement and Sound (PALMS)
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of the Preventing AIDS Through Live Movement and Sound (PALMS) Innovative HIV Prevention Intervention for Minority Adolescents by the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia, PA

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sexual activity [ Time Frame: Within past 3 months & ever ]
  • Number and type (main and non-main) of female sex partners [ Time Frame: Within past 3 months ]
  • Frequency of condom use with female sex partners [ Time Frame: Within past 3 months ]
  • HIV testing (ever tested, number of tests, likelihood of test) [ Time Frame: Within past 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Drug use [ Time Frame: Within past 3 months ]
  • Knowledge of HIV transmission, prevention and testing [ Time Frame: Concurrent ]
  • Attitudes and beliefs about condoms and safe sex [ Time Frame: Concurrent ]
  • Beliefs about HIV and HIV testing [ Time Frame: Concurrent ]
  • Perception of HIV risk [ Time Frame: concurrent ]
  • Self-efficacy to use condoms and practice safe sex [ Time Frame: Concurrent ]
  • Self-esteem [ Time Frame: Concurrent ]
  • Perceptions of cultural and peer norms [ Time Frame: Concurrent ]

Enrollment: 264
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is evaluating the Preventing AIDS Through Live Movement and Sound (PALMS) group-level intervention for high-risk, incarcerated or adjudicated youth. PALMS uses three theater-based sessions to increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS, increase HIV testing, and reduce risky sexual behavior through increased self-efficacy. The intervention is delivered by peers, and peers work with the intervention team to use evaluation results to improve the program. The evaluation will recruit male adolescents, aged 12 to 18 years, who are residing in juvenile justice or drug treatment facilities in Philadelphia. The evaluation design uses concurrent intervention (N=132) and comparison (N=132) groups. Data will be collected at baseline, immediate post-intervention, and at a 6-month post-intervention follow-up. The intent of this program is to support the evaluation of an existing intervention and provide feedback to the implementing organization for improved program effectiveness, not to conduct research.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male adolescents
  • Between the ages of 12 and 18
  • Receiving residential services at juvenile justice or drug treatment facilities
  • African-American or Latino

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Do not speak English
  • Prior participation in PALMS intervention
  • Female adolescents
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00137644

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Health Management Corporation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102
Sponsors and Collaborators
Public Health Management Corporation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Lauby, PhD Public Health Management Corporation
Investigator: Jeffrey H Herbst, PhD Project Officer, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHSTP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Investigator: Thomas M Painter, PhD Project Officer, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHSTP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00137644     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-CCU324516, U65/CCU324516
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: January 6, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Adolescent
*HIV Infections/ pc [Prevention & Control]
Male
Humans
Risk-Taking
Safe Sex
Sexual Behavior
HIV
HIV Seronegativity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases

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