An Educational HIV Pre-Test Counseling Video Program for Off Hours Testing in the ED: A Randomized Control Trial

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2005
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North Bronx Healthcare Network

Brief Summary:
This study compared the educational effectiveness of a ten-minute pre-test counseling video with the usual practice of a session with an HIV counselor.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Counseling and Testing HIV Infections Procedure: Educational video Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

HIV is increasingly affecting urban populations, making the inner city ED a prime venue for C&T because of their unique opportunity to identify HIV positive patients. These underserved communities often use the ED for their regular health care specifically because it provides services outside of the usual weekday working hours. However, there are significant barriers to HIV C&T in the ED, such as the lack of resources to provide prevention oriented messages, cost issues, and the feasibility of providing the required manpower for testing. The objective of this study is to determine whether an educational video, with the required pre-test counseling elements, conveys the necessary information for inner city ED patients to consent to a standard Elisa HIV test.

In order to address the HIV testing needs of the patient population presenting to the ED, innovative methods must be developed to provide HIV C&T, while simultaneously removing the barriers to testing. Video technology may provide an opportunity to make HIV counseling feasible when counselors are not available.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 130 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: An Educational HIV Pre-Test Counseling Video Program for Off Hours Testing in the ED: A Randomized Control Trial
Study Start Date : June 2003
Study Completion Date : August 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of mean knowledge score in both groups.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients awaiting UC treatment were approached for the study.
  • Patients 18 years of age and older were included
  • Patients who spoke English and Spanish were included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically unstable,
  • Diagnosed with HIV
  • Unable to understand the consent process because such patients require unique arrangements for consenting processes.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00218907

United States, New York
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Bronx Healthcare Network
Principal Investigator: Yvette Calderon, MD, MS Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00218907     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-073
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by North Bronx Healthcare Network:
HIV prevention
HIV counseling
HIV testing
Emergency Medicine
HIV Seronegativity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases