An Effective Alternative to the Standard Referral System for HIV Testing in the Emergency Department During Off Hour Tours: A Randomized Trial
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Official Title:||An Effective Alternative to the Standard Referral System for HIV Testing in the ED|
- HIV testing rates in ED patients offered video-assisted informed consent off-hours versus those referred to an HIV counselor the next business day.
- Comparing return rates for HIV results in both groups.
|Study Start Date:||October 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2004|
ED-based HIV counseling and testing (C&T) is in its early stages of development. Most urban ED patients requesting or requiring HIV testing are referred to C&T sites that are usually available only during regular business hours. Patient compliance with these referrals has been disappointing.
To improve ED access to HIV testing, we developed a video alternative to in-person pre-test counseling to provide the fundamental elements of the counseling. The video was based on the educational elements required by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) for HIV pre-test counseling. In a previous study, we demonstrated that the educational video performed as well as live counselors in conveying the information needed for inner city ED patients to consent to HIV testing. The present study was designed to compare HIV testing rates in ED patients offered video-assisted informed consent for HIV testing versus the standard referral for live C&T the next business day.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00218881
|United States, New York|
|Jacobi Medical Center|
|Bronx, New York, United States, 10461|
|Principal Investigator:||Yvette Calderon, MD<MS||North Bronx Healthcare Network, Jacobi Medical Center|