Using Multimedia Technologies to Disseminate an HIV Prevention

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Susan Witte, Columbia University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01863537
First received: May 20, 2013
Last updated: July 29, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

This RCT will randomly assign 40 of the CBOs to receive the Multimedia intervention and training package (Multimedia)and the other 40 to receive the original, manualized Connect intervention and training package (Traditional). The technology transfer process involves all agencies receiving four days of training and two planned technical assistance conference calls, by study investigative staff, in the first four months following training. Telephone assessments completed by up to 6 staff at each agency will measure primary outcomes, mediating, moderating and process measure variables at baseline, 6, 12 and 18 months post-technology transfer. The primary outcome of the study is adoptions of the Connect intervention. The unit of analysis is the CBO.


Condition Intervention
HIV Infection
Behavioral: Multimedia Connect
Behavioral: Traditional Connect

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Using Multimedia Technologies to Disseminate an HIV Prevention Program for Couples

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Further study details as provided by Columbia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The mean number of Connect sessions per client/couple implemented by participating staff (at each agency) in the prior 6 months [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To test whether key variables mediate adoption outcomes (e.g. staff attitudes and opinions towards programming and technology). [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 253
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
Multimedia Connect and the Multimedia facilitator training curriculum with a 4-day, face-to-face structured orientation and training for implementation, and planned, investigative team initiated telephone consultations with CBO staff to provide technical assistance at 2 and 4 months following the training workshop;
Behavioral: Multimedia Connect
Active Comparator: Traditional Connect
The original, manualized version of Connect (CDC DEBI)and manualized facilitator training curriculum with a 4-day, face-to-face structured orientation and training for implementation, and planned, investigative team initiated telephone consultation with CBO staff to provide technical assistance at 2 and 4 months following the training workshop.
Behavioral: Traditional Connect

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

To be eligible for the study, CBOs must have reported that they

  • had 501c3 status;
  • provided at least a minimum level of direct contact HIV prevention services to clientele; and
  • that their target population for services included heterosexual men and women.

Exclusion Criteria:

-

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01863537

Locations
United States, New York
Columbia University Social Intervention Group
New York, New York, United States, 10027
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Susan S. Witte, PhD Columbia University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Susan Witte, Associatge Professor, Columbia University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01863537     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAC5642, R01MH080659
Study First Received: May 20, 2013
Last Updated: July 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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 August 28, 2014