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Partner Notification Intervention for STD Clinics.

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00207571
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Contact Tracing Behavioral: Computer Phase 1 Phase 2

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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Computer-assisted STD Partner Notification
Study Start Date : April 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2005

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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00207571

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

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Responsible Party: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier: NCT00207571    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-3590
R30/CCR 019151
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
partner notification