An Educational HIV Pre-Test Counseling Video Program for Off Hours Testing in the ED: A Randomized Control Trial

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
North Bronx Healthcare Network
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00218907
First received: September 19, 2005
Last updated: October 21, 2005
Last verified: September 2005
  Purpose

This study compared the educational effectiveness of a ten-minute pre-test counseling video with the usual practice of a session with an HIV counselor.


Condition Intervention
HIV Counseling and Testing
HIV Infections
Procedure: Educational video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: An Educational HIV Pre-Test Counseling Video Program for Off Hours Testing in the ED: A Randomized Control Trial

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Further study details as provided by North Bronx Healthcare Network:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of mean knowledge score in both groups.

Estimated Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: June 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2003
Detailed Description:

HIV is increasingly affecting urban populations, making the inner city ED a prime venue for C&T because of their unique opportunity to identify HIV positive patients. These underserved communities often use the ED for their regular health care specifically because it provides services outside of the usual weekday working hours. However, there are significant barriers to HIV C&T in the ED, such as the lack of resources to provide prevention oriented messages, cost issues, and the feasibility of providing the required manpower for testing. The objective of this study is to determine whether an educational video, with the required pre-test counseling elements, conveys the necessary information for inner city ED patients to consent to a standard Elisa HIV test.

In order to address the HIV testing needs of the patient population presenting to the ED, innovative methods must be developed to provide HIV C&T, while simultaneously removing the barriers to testing. Video technology may provide an opportunity to make HIV counseling feasible when counselors are not available.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients awaiting UC treatment were approached for the study.
  • Patients 18 years of age and older were included
  • Patients who spoke English and Spanish were included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically unstable,
  • Diagnosed with HIV
  • Unable to understand the consent process because such patients require unique arrangements for consenting processes.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00218907

Locations
United States, New York
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Bronx Healthcare Network
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yvette Calderon, MD, MS Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00218907     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-073
Study First Received: September 19, 2005
Last Updated: October 21, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by North Bronx Healthcare Network:
HIV prevention
HIV counseling
HIV testing
Emergency Medicine
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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 10, 2014