Text-message Program to Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior in Young Adult Female Emergency Department (ED) Patients (StARSS)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01548183
First received: February 22, 2012
Last updated: May 18, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

February 22, 2012
May 18, 2012
August 2011
July 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Sex without condom [ Time Frame: 3 months after ED discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Participants will be called for phone follow-up at 12 weeks post-ED discarge
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01548183 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Number of unprotected vaginal sexual encounters [ Time Frame: 3 months post-ED discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Participants will be called for phone follow-up at 12 weeks post ED discharge
Same as current
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Text-message Program to Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior in Young Adult Female Emergency Department (ED) Patients
Mobile Phone Text-message Program to Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior in Young Females Discharged From the Emergency Department

The US preventative services task force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling in the primary care setting for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, however, screening and counseling rarely occur. Text messaging (TM) is increasingly being used as a tool to affect behavior change in patients, but its effect on patients that report at-risk sexual behavior in the emergency department (ED) is unknown. The investigators seek to assess the feasibility of ED-based screening of young adult females for at-risk sexual behavior and enrolling them in a 3 month trial using TM to deliver information and skill building to improve health behavior.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Education, Sex
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling
Weekly SMS assessments of risky sexual encounters with feedback
  • Experimental: Lifestyle counseling
    Weekly SMS assessing risky sexual encounters and providing feedback including concern, goal-setting and tools to reduce risk
    Intervention: Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling
  • No Intervention: Usual care
    Usual care includes ED provider counseling as per normal clinical care
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Active, not recruiting
68
August 2012
July 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female
  • Age 18-25 years
  • AUDIT-C score > 2
  • (Drugs or alcohol prior to last sex OR No condom with last sex OR > 1 partner in last 3 months)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No personal cell phone with SMS features
  • Prisoner
  • Pregnant or planning in next 3 months
  • Current or past drug/alcohol treatment or psychiatric treatment
Female
18 Years to 25 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01548183
PRO10100400
Yes
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
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University of Pittsburgh
May 2012

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