Resilience Intervention for Older, HIV-Infected Women (BRIgHT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03071887|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Resilience, Psychological||Behavioral: Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP)||Not Applicable|
Participants will be HIV-infected women (N=up to 40) age 50 or over. Women will be recruited from the Boston area. Based on the investigators' qualitative work, the investigators will deliver an adapted version of the 3RP resiliency intervention to groups of 5-8 HIV-infected women age 50 and over. The 3RP intervention will consist of 8-10 weekly sessions of 90 minutes each focused on skills training to build and enhance resilience. The investigators will conduct baseline and post-treatment quantitative assessments, in addition to individual exit interviews to solicit feedback on the intervention. These data will be used to inform the design of a future randomized pilot study.
Participants (N = up to 40) will be HIV-infected women age 50 or over . Participants will be recruited via study flyers (posted in the infectious disease clinics at local hospitals and in the waiting areas of Boston area community organizations) and provider referral. Once an individual expresses interest in the study, a research assistant will screen that individual to assess study eligibility criteria. Individuals who meet inclusion criteria will be invited to sign informed consent and complete an in-person baseline assessment. Participants will then complete the intervention (described below), a post-treatment assessment, and an individual in-depth exit interview to provide feedback on their experience in the study.
Once enrolled in the study, participants will complete weekly group sessions of the 3RP intervention. Sessions will focus on developing an understanding of stress sources and physiology, and on developing a regular practice of eliciting the relaxation response (RR) and learning cognitive behavioral and positive psychology skills to enhance resiliency to long-term stress. Participants will be encouraged to practice skills (RR practice, thoughts records to learn adaptive thinking) between group sessions.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||This is an open pilot of the adapted Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP).|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Developing a Resilience Intervention for Older, HIV-Infected Women|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 27, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2020|
Treatment arm - Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP) (this is an open pilot; the treatment arm is the only arm)
Behavioral: Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP)
The 3RP blends stress management principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive psychology. The 3RP focuses on 3 major areas: (1) eliciting the relaxation response; (2) increasing stress awareness; and (3) promoting adaptive strategies. The 3RP intervention currently consists of eight, 90-minute weekly group sessions. The investigators plan to adapt the intervention to address common concerns for older, HIV-infected women, including: stress of managing a chronic long-term, life threatening illness; additional medical comorbidities; pain and fatigue; stigma and social isolation; depression and anxiety; and sexuality concerns.
- Feasibility of study procedures [ Time Frame: Approximately 10 weeks after baseline ]The investigators will assess feasibility by collecting data on the number of completed treatment sessions.
- Acceptability of study procedures [ Time Frame: Approximately 10 weeks after baseline ]Acceptability will be assessed using scores on the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8).
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): NCT03071887
|Contact: Christina Psaros, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Recruiting|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Contact: Elsa Sweek, MS 617-643-4566 email@example.com|
|Boston Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118|
|Contact: Nina Lin, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Christina Psaros, PhD||Massachusetts General Hospital|