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An STD Prevention Intervention for Men Newly Released From Jail

This study has been completed.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2005
History: No changes posted
Study participants who are exposed to the intervention will: 1)report more condom use during sexual episodes; 2) have fewer new and repeat STD infections 3)demonstrate greater risk reduction, communication, and anger management skills; 4) report fewer substance use behaviors, and 5)report more health care seeking activities, than the participants in the control group

Condition Intervention
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Risk Behavior Behavioral: The MISTERS Intervention for Post Jail Release Men

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The MISTERS Project: An STD Prevention Intervention for Men Newly Released From Jail

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in risk behaviors

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reported STDs

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: June 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2004
Detailed Description:
The MISTERS study is a randomized control trial of a cognitive-behavioral skill building multi-session intervention that targets men who are newly released from jail and have a history of drug use. Men 45 days or less post release with self reported HIV negative and substance use histories were randomized into either a 5-session intervention or control group. Study participation included four time-sensitive interviews and STD testing at three time periods. The interview questions included demographics, STD history and knowledge, sexual risk behaviors, as well as an assessment of anger management, communication, and condom use skills.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ages 18 to 60, English speaking, not in jail for sexual offenses (rape or child molestation), reported risk behavior in two months prior to incarceration, weekday and evening availability, viable contact information, self-reported HIV negative status, released from jail no more than 45 days prior, and not visibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of eligibility determination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Opposite of the above
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00260780

United States, Georgia
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30335
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Study Chair: Samantha P Williams, Ph.D. CDC/NCHSTP/DSTDP/BIRB
Principal Investigator: Charles Sperling, M.S. STAND, Inc.
  More Information Identifier: NCT00260780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-3728
Study First Received: December 1, 2005
Last Updated: December 1, 2005

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
sexually transmitted diseases
Risk Behavior

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on August 18, 2017