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
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Behavioral: Youthnet Internet-based program
Behavioral: Control Internet based program
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Internet-based Efficacy Trial of an HIV Prevention Program

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Denver:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ]

Enrollment: 1860
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Participants will receive internet-based messages from the Youthnet program
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.
Active Comparator: 2
Participants will receive internet-based messages from the control program
Behavioral: Control Internet based program
The control program will deliver standard STD/HIV prevention messages.

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Colorado resident
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00255944

Locations
United States, Maryland
Internet-Based, accessible from anywhere
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sheana Bull, PhD University of Colorado, Denver
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00255944     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-0764b, R01MH063690, DAHBR 9A-ASI
Study First Received: November 16, 2005
Last Updated: November 26, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
HIV Prevention
Internet Intervention
STDs

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Infection
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 27, 2014