Life Skills Intervention for Adolescents Perinatally Infected With HIV
The life skills intervention model is designed to help adolescents promote their physical and mental health through cognitive and behavioral techniques (e.g., problem solving, coping, and communication skills) designed to help them achieve social and personal competencies used to manage various life challenges.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Life Skills Intervention for Young Adolescents Perinatally Infected With HIV and Their Caregivers|
- Implement and evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a modified life skills intervention [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To implement and evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a modified life skills intervention for young adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV infection and their primary caregivers.
- Evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of an assessment battery [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of an assessment battery with young adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV infection and their primary caregivers when implemented at baseline, post-intervention and 4-month follow-up.
|Study Start Date:||June 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Adolescent/caregiver dyads
Eight to ten adolescent/caregiver dyads
Behavioral: Life Skills Intervention
Developed to promote life skills among young adolescents perinatally infected with HIV
Other Name: No other names.
One of the salient advantages of this intervention model is that it has been developed and implemented in several studies with adolescents. However, data concerning the effects of this model are much less extensive with adolescents perinatally infected with HIV. The proposed study is designed to address this gap in knowledge by conducting a pilot intervention tailoring the life skills intervention to the needs of young adolescents, perinatally infected with HIV, and to their primary caregivers. Given the emphasis on peer group interaction, the proposed intervention model also has the potential to reduce some of the social isolation imposed by the experiences related to HIV infection by creating opportunities for adolescents to interact with others who are managing comparable stressors and treatment regimens.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Study Chair:||Ahna Pai, Ph.D||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|