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Use of Motivational Interviewing to Increase Contraception Use Among Young Women (MI RCT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: June 17, 2013
Last updated: July 29, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

Study design: This is a 2-phase study. During the first phase, the investigators developed a contraceptive counseling intervention based on the principles of Motivational Interviewing, trained counselors, and conducted a small pilot study to develop skills and refine the intervention.

The second phase is this feasibility randomized controlled trial (RCT) to compare outcomes between:

Group 1 - Women randomized to a 20-40 minute contraceptive counseling session based on the principles of motivational interviewing, vs.

Group 2 - Women receiving usual clinic care.

Population: Women, aged 15-29 years, presenting to the University of Chicago family planning clinic for termination of an unintended pregnancy.

Hypothesis: A larger proportion of women who are randomized to receive the MI counseling intervention will be using very effective contraception 3 months after the intervention.

Condition Intervention
Unplanned Pregnancy
Behavioral: Counseling Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Use of Motivational Interviewing to Increase Contraception Use Among Young Women: a Randomized Control Trial

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Use of very effective contraception [ Time Frame: up to 3 months after termination of pregnancy appointment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correct, consistent use of contraceptive method [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ]
  • Use of any contraceptive method [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ]
  • Contraceptive method satisfaction [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ]
  • Intention to continue current method [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2013
Study Completion Date: March 2014
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1: Counseling Intervention
Contraceptive counseling session based on the principles of motivational interviewing
Behavioral: Counseling Intervention
20-40 minute contraceptive counseling session based on the principles of motivational interviewing
No Intervention: Group 2: Usual Care
The standard clinic-based contraceptive counseling with no additional or theory-based contraceptive counseling session


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 29 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged 15-29 years
  2. Presenting for elective termination of an unintended pregnancy
  3. Has not had contraceptive counseling from the team.
  4. Willing and able to understand and comply with study protocol
  5. Willing and able to sign an informed consent in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Current pregnancy intended
  2. Current pregnancy desired
  3. Reason for pregnancy termination not elective (e.g. fetal anomalies, pregnancy resulted from rape or incest)
  4. Plans pregnancy within 6 months
  5. Has been administered any sedatives or cervical ripening agents
  6. For minors, must not be a ward of the state.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01881321

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60615
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Amy Whitaker, MD MS University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT01881321     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 130108
Study First Received: June 17, 2013
Last Updated: July 29, 2014

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
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