Utilization of the Community Popular Opinion Leader (C-POL) Model in Alabama
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00260754|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Risk Behavior Sexually Transmitted Diseases||Behavioral: Community-Popular Opinion Leader Model Behavioral: Diffusion of Innovations||Not Applicable|
The C-POL in Alabama 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 Birmingham and Montgomery with shelter clients.
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)|
|Enrollment :||600 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Utilization of the Community Popular Opinion Leader (C-POL) Model to Achieve Syphilis Elimination in Alabama|
|Study Start Date :||October 2002|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2005|
- Changes in syphilis morbidity in affected community
- Changes in risk behavior and health care seeking behavior
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00260754
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama, Birmingham|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-0022|
|Study Chair:||Samantha Williams, Ph.D.||CDC/NCHSTP/DSTDP/BIRB|
|Principal Investigator:||Diane Grimley, Ph.D.||University of Alabama at Birmingham|