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A Tailored Interactive Website for Promoting Condom Use Among Young Adults (Youthnet)

This study has been completed.
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University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00183638
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: November 26, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

September 13, 2005
November 26, 2013
June 2003
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Condom use with non main partners [ Time Frame: Measured at Month 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Efficacy of intervention to increase condom use with non main partners among study participants; measured at Months 1 and 3
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00183638 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Self-efficacy for condom use and condom negotiation [ Time Frame: Measured at Month 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Attitudes and norms towards condom use [ Time Frame: Measured at Month 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Efficacy of intervention to increase self-efficacy for condom use and condom negotiation; to improve attitudes towards condom use; to increase norms regarding condom use; measured at Months 1 and 3
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A Tailored Interactive Website for Promoting Condom Use Among Young Adults
Randomized Controlled Trial to Establish Efficacy of a Website to Promote Condom Use for Adults Aged 18-25

This study will develop and evaluate the effectiveness of tailored web-based messages in promoting condom use among young adults.

Adolescents and young adults are at the greatest risk for acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Approximately 3 million people between the ages of 18 and 24 become infected with an STD each year. Education about the risks and consequences of unprotected sex is a powerful tool that can be used to prevent or reduce the risk of infection. The program in this study will deliver messages to educate participants about condom use and the risk of STD infection. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored interactive online risk reduction program versus a standard online risk reduction program in reducing the risk of STD infection in young adults.

Participants in this open-label study will be recruited from one of two clinics in the Denver, Colorado area: Denver Metropolitan Health Clinic or Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive internet-based messages from either the Youthnet program or the control program while filling out a risk assessment survey. Participants in the Youthnet program will be asked their gender and ethnicity so they may be assigned to a role model of the same gender and ethnicity via a computer program. This role model will appear online 5 times during the survey to deliver interactive messages that will be tailored to HIV/STD risk reduction and will specifically address attitudes about condom usage. The control program will deliver 5 general, non-tailored messages containing information on reproductive health not specific to condoms or STDs. Participants will be assessed at baseline and a follow-up session 3 months after enrollment. Frequency of condom use and attitudes toward condom use will be assessed using behavioral scales.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • HIV Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Behavioral: Internet-based tailored prevention messages
    Participants will receive five 30-second flash clips promoting condom norms, positive attitudes, self-efficacy, and risk awareness. Participants in the Youthnet program will be asked their gender and ethnicity so they may be assigned to a role model of the same gender and ethnicity via a computer program. This role model will appear online 5 times during the survey to deliver interactive messages that will be tailored to HIV/STD risk reduction and will specifically address attitudes about condom usage.
    Other Name: Youthnet
  • Behavioral: Non-tailored messages
    The control program will deliver five general, non-tailored messages containing information on reproductive health not specific to condoms or STDs.
  • Experimental: 1
    Participants will receive Internet-based tailored prevention messages
    Intervention: Behavioral: Internet-based tailored prevention messages
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Participants will receive non-tailored messages containing information on reproductive health
    Intervention: Behavioral: Non-tailored messages
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
1870
December 2008
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Client of Denver Metropolitan Health Clinic or Planned Parenthood
  • English-speaking
  • Access to a computer and an existing e-mail account
  • Will be in Denver for at least 4 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a resident of the Denver metropolitan area
  • No existing e-mail address
  • No access to a computer
Both
18 Years to 25 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00183638
02-0764a, R01MH063690, DAHBR 9A-ASI
No
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Sheana S. Bull, PhD University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
November 2013

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