Stress-Reducing Interventions in HIV+ Patients: Pilot (PEACH)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2009 by Kent State University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Summa Health System
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Kent State University Identifier:
First received: January 11, 2008
Last updated: March 4, 2009
Last verified: March 2009

January 11, 2008
March 4, 2009
April 2005
February 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
PTSD symptoms [ Time Frame: pre- & post-intervention, 3-month post, & 6-month post ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00599599 on Archive Site
  • Adherence to HIV medications [ Time Frame: pre- & post-intervention, 3-month post, & 6-month post ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Health-related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: pre- & post-intervention, 3-month post, & 6-month post ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Stress-Reducing Interventions in HIV+ Patients: Pilot
Pilot Intervention for PTSD, Nonadherence, and HIV Risk

The primary aim of this project is to examine the efficacy of prolonged exposure (PE) therapy at reducing HIV-related PTSD symptoms, increasing adherence to antiretroviral medication regimens, and increasing health-related quality of life (QOL) in HIV+ patients.

HIV+ patients will be randomized to receive either PE therapy (up to 18 possible sessions) or weekly symptom monitoring (described below) and will complete measures of PTSD, adherence, and QOL pre- and post-intervention and at 3- and 6-month follow-up assessments. Secondary analyses will examine the impact of the intervention on disorders commonly comorbid with PTSD (i.e., anxiety, mood, and substance abuse/dependence disorders).

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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • HIV Infections
Behavioral: Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Participants will meet with a therapist twice a week for 5 weeks to complete the therapy. If the therapist and participant feel more sessions are needed, an additional 8 sessions will be provided.
  • Experimental: 1
    Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • No Intervention: 2
    Weekly monitoring/Waitlist Control Group.
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
February 2010
February 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be HIV+
  • Must meet PTSD diagnostic criteria
  • Must be taking HIV medications
  • Must be able to read and write in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current or previous diagnosis of schizophrenia, any current diagnosis with psychotic features, or current suicidal ideation
  • Being in a current abusive relationship or ongoing intimate relationship with one's assailant
  • Mental retardation
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
R34 MH071201-01A1, NIMH, 1 R34 MH071201-01A1
Douglas L. Delahanty, Professor, Kent State University
Kent State University
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Summa Health System
Principal Investigator: Douglas L Delahanty, PhD Kent State University
Kent State University
March 2009

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