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An STD Prevention Intervention for Men Newly Released From Jail

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: NCT00260780
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2005
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Risk Behavior Behavioral: The MISTERS Intervention for Post Jail Release Men Not Applicable

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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
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
Study Start Date : June 2001
Study Completion Date : June 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in risk behaviors

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reported STDs

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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 (NCT number): NCT00260780

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United States, Georgia
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30335
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Study Chair: Samantha P Williams, Ph.D. CDC/NCHSTP/DSTDP/BIRB
Principal Investigator: Charles Sperling, M.S. STAND, Inc.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00260780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-3728
First Posted: December 2, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2005
Last Verified: December 2005

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female