Evaluation of the Healthy Love Workshop, an HIV Prevention Intervention for African American Women

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
SisterLove, Inc.
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00362375
First received: August 8, 2006
Last updated: April 27, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
Results First Received: March 8, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: HIV Infections
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Interventions: Behavioral: Healthy Love Workshop
Behavioral: HIV/AIDS 101 Workshop

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Recruitment Details
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Information about the study was disseminated through print media, public service announcements on local radio stations, electronic communication and informational mailings to local AIDS service organizations, county health departments, medical clinics, and community centers.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
28 groups did not participate for logistical reasons, including lack of follow-up by group contact (10 groups), failure of women to arrive for the workshop (7 groups), and too few women to meet minimum workshop size (6 groups). Five groups did not participate because of insufficient interest by their members in receiving either workshop.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Healthy Love Workshop The Healthy Love Workshop is a single-session intervention lasting 3-4 h that is typically delivered to groups of 4-15 women; however, SisterLove facilitators can accommodate larger groups if needed. The intervention is designed to increase consistent use of condoms and other latex barriers, reduce unprotected sex with male partners, and reduce the number of sex partners. HLW also promotes sexual abstinence, HIV testing, and receipt of test results.
HIV101 The HIV 101 Workshop is a single-session intervention lasting 3-4 h that is typically delivered to groups of 4-15 women; however, SisterLove facilitators can accommodate larger groups if needed. The intervention is designed to provide factual information regarding HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Healthy Love Workshop     HIV101  
STARTED     161 [1]   152 [1]
COMPLETED     121 [2]   117 [2]
NOT COMPLETED     40     35  
Lost to Follow-up                 40                 35  
[1] Number eligible and randomized
[2] Number completed 6-month follow-up assessment



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Healthy Love Workshop The Healthy Love Workshop is a single-session intervention lasting 3-4 h that is typically delivered to groups of 4-15 women; however, SisterLove facilitators can accommodate larger groups if needed. The intervention is designed to increase consistent use of condoms and other latex barriers, reduce unprotected sex with male partners, and reduce the number of sex partners. HLW also promotes sexual abstinence, HIV testing, and receipt of test results.
HIV101 The HIV 101 Workshop is a single-session intervention lasting 3-4 h that is typically delivered to groups of 4-15 women; however, SisterLove facilitators can accommodate larger groups if needed. The intervention is designed to provide factual information regarding HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Healthy Love Workshop     HIV101     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  161     152     313  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  29.1  ± 10.1     33.7  ± 12.7     31.3  ± 11.6  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     161     152     313  
Male     0     0     0  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     161     152     313  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Condom Use During Vaginal Sex With Any Male Partner   [ Time Frame: Past 3 months ]

2.  Secondary:   HIV Testing and Receipt of Results   [ Time Frame: Past 3 months ]

3.  Other Pre-specified:   Sexual Abstinence   [ Time Frame: Past 3 months ]

4.  Other Pre-specified:   Unprotected Vaginal Sex With Any Male Partner   [ Time Frame: Past 3 months ]
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Measure Type Other Pre-specified
Measure Title Unprotected Vaginal Sex With Any Male Partner
Measure Description The percentage of women who engaged in unprotected vaginal sex (i.e., did not use a condom) with any male partner during the past 3 months
Time Frame Past 3 months  
Safety Issue No  

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
Based on the number of women who provided valid data at the 3-month follow-up

Reporting Groups
  Description
Healthy Love Workshop The Healthy Love Workshop is a single-session intervention lasting 3-4 h that is typically delivered to groups of 4-15 women; however, SisterLove facilitators can accommodate larger groups if needed. The intervention is designed to increase consistent use of condoms and other latex barriers, reduce unprotected sex with male partners, and reduce the number of sex partners. HLW also promotes sexual abstinence, HIV testing, and receipt of test results.
HIV101 The HIV 101 Workshop is a single-session intervention lasting 3-4 h that is typically delivered to groups of 4-15 women; however, SisterLove facilitators can accommodate larger groups if needed. The intervention is designed to provide factual information regarding HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.

Measured Values
    Healthy Love Workshop     HIV101  
Number of Participants Analyzed  
[units: participants]
  93     94  
Unprotected Vaginal Sex With Any Male Partner  
[units: Percent]
  37.6     36.2  


Statistical Analysis 1 for Unprotected Vaginal Sex With Any Male Partner
Groups [1] HIV101
Method [2] GEE
P Value [3] <0.05
Odds Ratio (OR) [4] 1.39
95% Confidence Interval ( 0.99 to 1.95 )
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5.  Other Pre-specified:   Number of Male Sex Partners   [ Time Frame: Past 3 months ]

6.  Secondary:   HIV Knowledge   [ Time Frame: current ]
Results not yet posted.   Anticipated Posting Date:   No text entered.   Safety Issue:   No

7.  Secondary:   Condom Use Self-efficacy   [ Time Frame: current ]
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8.  Secondary:   Knowledge of HIV Test   [ Time Frame: current ]
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