Effectiveness of an Online Prevention Program in Reducing the Risk of STD Infection in Young Adults (Youthnet suppl)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00255944
First received: November 16, 2005
Last updated: November 26, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

November 16, 2005
November 26, 2013
October 2005
November 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Efficacy of internet-based program for increasing condom use with non-main sex partners [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Month 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Efficacy of internet-based program for increasing condom use with non-main sex partners; measured at baseline and Month 4
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Efficacy of internet-based program for increasing condom use attitudes, norms, and intentions with non-main sex partners [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Month 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Efficacy of internet-based program for increasing condom use attitudes, norms, and intentions with non-main sex partners; measured at baseline and Month 4
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Effectiveness of an Online Prevention Program in Reducing the Risk of STD Infection in Young Adults
Internet-based Efficacy Trial of an HIV Prevention Program

This 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.

Adolescents and young adults are at the greatest risk for acquiring an STD. Approximately 3 million people between the ages of 18 and 24 become infected 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. This 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 1-year open-label study will be recruited exclusively via the internet. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive internet-based messages from either the Youthnet program or the control program. Messages from the Youthnet program will be interactive and tailored specifically to HIV/STD risk reduction. The control program will deliver standard STD/HIV prevention messages. Participants will be assessed at baseline and a follow-up session 4 months after enrollment. Frequency of condom use and attitudes toward condom use will be assessed using behavioral scales.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • HIV Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Behavioral: Youthnet Internet-based program
    Messages from the Youthnet program will be interactive and tailored specifically to HIV/STD risk reduction. Participants will be exposed to five flash computer vignettes of 30 seconds each, concerning condom attitudes, norms self-efficacy, and risk awareness.
  • Behavioral: Control Internet based program
    The control program will deliver standard STD/HIV prevention messages.
  • Experimental: 1
    Participants will receive internet-based messages from the Youthnet program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Youthnet Internet-based program
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Participants will receive internet-based messages from the control program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Control Internet based program
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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
1860
December 2008
November 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Has access to the internet
  • Has an e-mail address

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Colorado resident
Both
18 Years to 25 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00255944
02-0764b, R01MH063690, DAHBR 9A-ASI
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University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Sheana Bull, PhD University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
November 2013

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