A Community-Based Intervention With Popular Opinion Leaders (C-POL) in Texas
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00260715|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2005
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Risk Behavior Sexually Transmitted Diseases||Behavioral: Community-Popular Opinion Leader Model Behavioral: Diffusion of Innovations|
The C-POL in Texas project is and intervention study which sought to impact the health behaviors of community residents who live in zip codes that have high syphilis morbidity. The study is being implemented in Texas (Dallas and Houston) with residents of a housing developing and the surrounding community.
The intervention model used for this study is the Popular Opinion Leader (POL) model, which is effective at reducing new HIV infections. The intent of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a diffusion model (e.g. POL) at reducing syphilis infections in affected communities.
For the intervention, community members identified as popular opinion leaders were recruited and trained to share accurate information about syphilis transmission, symptoms, testing, treatment and prevention. Prior to intervention implementation and several times after, community members were given a survey and screened for syphilis as well as 2-3 additional STDs. During each assessment, cross-sections of the community members were sampled.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Community-Based Intervention With Popular Opinion Leaders (C-POL) in Texas to Achieve Syphilis Elimination|
|Study Start Date :||October 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2005|
- Change in syphilis prevalence in affected community.
- Change in risk behaviors, and health care seeking.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00260715
|United States, Texas|
|Texas A& M University|
|College Station, Texas, United States, 77843-4243|
|Study Chair:||Samantha Williams, Ph.D.||CDC/NCHSTP/DSTDP/BIRB|
|Principal Investigator:||Nilesh Chatterjee, Ph.D.||Texas A&M University|