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Partner Notification Intervention for STD Clinics.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: September 26, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
To help public health professionals (DIS) in interviews of patients infected with STD for the names of their sex partners, this project used a computer-based partner elicitation program before the actual DIS interview. The main outcome was the mean number of partners named by those who had the intervention versus those those who did not.

Condition Intervention Phase
Contact Tracing Behavioral: Computer Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Computer-assisted STD Partner Notification

Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. Numbers of partner named.
  • 2. Amount and quality of identifying information.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. Willingness to name partners.

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2005
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The primary goal of this project is to develop and evaluate an intervention that will increase the number of people who, having been exposed to a sexual partner with chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, (a) are notified and (b) receive evaluation and treatment. The intervention program will be presented entirely by an automated multimedia computer system with touch screen interface. The intervention will be tailored to user, based on demographic and recent sexual history factors. The intervention is designed to (a) motivate and prompt STD clinic clients to recall and identify sexual partners, (b) teach clinic clients a set of social skills for minimizing negative reactions while informing partners that they may be infected with an STD; (c) increase client's self-efficacy relative to disclosing partners names and informing them of their STD exposure, and (d) provide clients with tools for motivating their partners to seek treatment.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 or older AND
  • Anglo, Hispanic, or Black AND
  • STD diagnosis positive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaker
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00207571

United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Matthew Hogben, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Christy Sherman, PhD Oregon Research Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier: NCT00207571     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-3590
R30/CCR 019151
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 26, 2012

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
partner notification processed this record on September 20, 2017