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Syphilis Video Tool to Promote Knowledge and Testing in the ED

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 2, 2007
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2007
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Public Health Solutions
Information provided by:
Jacobi Medical Center
The objective of this study is to determine whether the "Syphilis and Men" educational video can be a useful tool to increase syphilis knowledge and testing among English and Spanish-speaking urgent care and emergency department patients, regardless of various self-reported characteristics that increase their risk for syphilis infection.

Condition Intervention
Syphilis Other: 'educational video'

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Video Tool to Promote Syphilis Knowledge and Testing in the Emergency Department

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Further study details as provided by Jacobi Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome was the score on a 10-question measure designed to assess knowledge attained from the educational video. [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • A secondary outcome was the decision to be tested for syphilis. [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]

Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
pre test survey, educational video, post test survey
Other: 'educational video'
'educational video'
No Intervention: 2
no intervention
Experimental: 3
educational video and post test survey
Other: 'educational video'
'educational video'
No Intervention: 4
post test survey

Detailed Description:
A randomized four-group intervention-control Solomon design was implemented with Group 1 participants receiving a pre-test survey, the educational video intervention, and a post-test survey; Group 2 the pre-test and post-test surveys; Group 3 the video intervention and a post-test survey; and Group 4 the post-test survey. This design was selected to assess the effect of the video in increasing syphilis knowledge while controlling for the influence of the pre-test instrument in potentially sensitizing participants to key facts. A computer-generated randomization list was created and used to assign patients to groups.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 18-55 years of age were eligible only if they spoke English or Spanish.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients were excluded if clinically unstable, unarousable, hearing impaired or visually impaired despite corrected lens.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00552539

United States, New York
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jacobi Medical Center
Public Health Solutions
Principal Investigator: Yvette Calderon, MD, MS Jacobi Medical Center
Principal Investigator: John P Sanchez, MD, MPH Jacobi Medical Center
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00552539     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06431
First Submitted: October 31, 2007
First Posted: November 2, 2007
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by Jacobi Medical Center:
educational video

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Treponemal Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Spirochaetales Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female