A Comparison of Survey Methodologies to Elicit Sensitive Information From Adolescents in Urban India

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Hopkins Population Center's Mellon Grant
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Woodrow Wilson- Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Health.
Information provided by:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00232986
First received: October 3, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2005
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The goal of this study is to use three different survey methodologies to evaluate whether adolescents report on their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors on sexual and reproductive health issues differently based on the manner in which questions are asked.


Condition
Unmarried Male and Female Adolescents in the Age Group 15-19 Years in Pre-Identified Slums in Delhi, India

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Comparison of Survey Methodologies to Elicit Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health From Adolescents in Urban India

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Estimated Enrollment: 960
Study Start Date: September 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2004
Detailed Description:

Specific Aims and Research Questions Aim 1: To compare adolescents’ levels of reporting of their own reproductive health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors using three survey methodologies: (1) Face-to-face interview (2) Audio-CASI (Computer Assisted Self Interview) and (3) a culturally appropriate interactive methodology.

The following hypothesis will be tested:

• Overall, adolescents will be more likely to divulge their own reproductive knowledge, attitudes and behaviors with Audio-CASI and the interactive method as compared to face-to-face interviews. Levels of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors will vary by education, age and gender.

Aim 2: To compare respondents’ levels of comfort, accuracy and honesty with the survey methodologies (i.e. face to face, audio-CASI and interactive methodology) to their reporting of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to sexual and reproductive health.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 19 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Unmarried male and female adolescents in the age group 15-19 in pre-identified slums in Delhi, India

Exclusion Criteria:

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Hopkins Population Center's Mellon Grant
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Woodrow Wilson- Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Health.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michelle J Hindin, PhD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00232986     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H.32.04.02.23.A2
Study First Received: October 3, 2005
Last Updated: October 3, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
India: Institutional Review Board

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014