Study of Cell Phone SMS to Improve Adherence to ART in HIV Positive Young Women
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02301507|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 26, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 23, 2017
There has been increasing use of technology in delivery of healthcare and increasing use of cellular phone and text messaging services to help with various healthcare related issues including but not limited to medication adherence and clinic attendance. Mobile phones technology has been used for healthcare delivery and prevention strategies such as smoking cessation. In the present era, cell phones have become part of daily life for most people even among those in lower economic groups. There have also been several studies looking at cell phone text messaging services to improve adherence to ART among HIV infected subjects but no studies have so far been done in HIV infected young women to help retention and adherence to care. The overall goal of this study is to evaluation of the impact of texting intervention to improve adherence to care and treatment in HIV infected young women.
Text message intervention will improve adherence to ART in HIV infected young women.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|HIV Infection||Behavioral: cell phone SMS text messaging||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||7 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Texting Intervention to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Young Women Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)|
|Study Start Date :||November 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2016|
Experimental: SMS (texting) Arm
Behavioral: cell phone SMS text messaging
This study will utilize mobile texting services to send text messages to enrolled subjects on a weekly basis. The text would convey messages that promote better awareness and knowledge on HIV and its treatment, reminders for medication adherence and clinic appointments. The text content would also be customized based on individual subject requirements. English will be used in texting. We would also assess the subjects for traditional demographic items (e.g., age, marital status, education, number/age of other children, employment, and religion), and potential environmental barriers (e.g., transportation and childcare).
- Improve adherence to care and treatment in HIV infected young women. The outcome measure will be assessed by capturing kept medical appointments. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- assess improvements in stigma and depression in HIV infected women. The outcome measure will be assessed by questionaires. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02301507
|United States, Texas|
|Thomas Street Health Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77009|