Effect Study of a Theory-Based Internet Intervention on Safe-Sex Practices

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Public Health Service of Amsterdam
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00378885
First received: September 20, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2006
History: No changes posted

September 20, 2006
September 20, 2006
January 2003
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Scores on the practice of safe sex with steady partners at a six-months follow-up
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Scores on response efficacy, intentions and perceived behavioral control regarding the practice of safe sex with steady partners directly after the administration of the intervention
Same as current
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Effect Study of a Theory-Based Internet Intervention on Safe-Sex Practices
The Effect of a Theory Based Tailored Intervention Online on the Reduction of Risk Behavior for HIV Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex With Men - a Randomized, Single-Blind, Active (Waiting-List) Controlled Trial

The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of a theory based, online tailored intervention on stimulating safe-sex practices among men who have sex with men (MSM). Our hypothesis was that a tailored internet intervention would be more effective in stimulating safe-sex practices of gay men than a non-tailored internet intervention when compared to a waiting-list control group.

Relationships are a high-risk setting for HIV-infection. This trial aimed at testing the efficacy of an online theory-based tailored intervention for preparing single MSM to practice safe sex with future steady partners—labeling it the ‘cognitive vaccine approach’.

The target was the promotion of negotiated safety (NS): steady partners testing for HIV and reaching agreements to either be monogamous or to only have safe sex outside the relationship in order to have safe unprotected anal intercourse with each other. The intervention content was based on the information, motivation, behavioral-skills model and the intervention was tailored according to knowledge, motivation, and skill-related deficiencies of each participant. Condom use was promoted as the default alternative for NS. Using an online randomized controlled trial we examined the effects of a tailored versus non-tailored version of the intervention. The cognitive effect (i.e. response efficacy, intentions, and perceived behavioral control (PBC) was measured directly after the intervention and, after 6-months, the behavioral effect (i.e. NS and condom use) via e-mail follow-up.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Sexual Risk Behavior for HIV-Infection
Behavioral: Cognitive-behavioral tailored intervention
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Terminated
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August 2003
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men who have sex with men of all ages, HIV-negative or of unknown serostatus, single, and open to a steady relationship with a man in the future
Male
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Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Netherlands
 
NCT00378885
GGD 4013
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Public Health Service of Amsterdam
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Principal Investigator: Udi Davidovich, Dr. Public Health Service of Amsterdam
Public Health Service of Amsterdam
September 2006

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