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Linkage to Care - Part I

This study has been completed.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Identifier:
First received: June 20, 2008
Last updated: February 27, 2017
Last verified: February 2016

June 20, 2008
February 27, 2017
March 2008
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Describe and evaluate community screening standards and practices. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Describe and evaluate the relationships of screening venues with care-providing venues. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Describe and evaluate referral and intake protocols. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Describe and evaluate care adherence support (including support from both clinical and non-clinical sources). [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00703040 on Archive Site
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Linkage to Care - Part I
HIV-Related Care Engagement: Linkage to Care and Care-Seeking for HIV-Infected Adolescents, Phase I

This first phase of a two-phase study involves three components:

  1. Review of existing linkage-to-care protocols and sources of referrals for care;
  2. Semi-structured telephone or face-to-face interviews with a minimum of two personnel per site who are associated with linkage to medical care. (Preference will be given to personnel with direct experience in linkage to care); and
  3. Structured observations of referral sessions.
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Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Component 1: The object of study is a collection of documents on existing linkage-to-care protocols and does not constitute a population. Component 2: Ideally, a minimum of two clinical staff and/or case managers from each of 15 AMTU and a minimum of one staff member representing the AMTU's community partners/sites where linkage to care activities occur. Component 3- Structured Observations: Clinical site staff providing linkage to care counseling. Please note that patients are not part of this study population. See Section 5.3 and Section 10.0 for additional details.
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  • Component 1
    Existing linkage to care protocols will be obtained from the 15 sites. This component does not involve study subjects.
  • Component 2
    Person-to-person or telephone interviews with ATN clinical site staff and staff from their community partners will be audio-taped.
  • Component 3
    Notes from direct observation of the linkage to medical care process within sites will be taken.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
March 2010
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Component 1: Documents identified by clinical site personnel as pertaining to post-test counseling, linkage to care, or standard operating procedures addressing post-test counseling and linkage to care.
  • Component 2: Persons employed by one of the AMTUs or an identified linkage-to-care partner and work as clinical staff or a case-manager or is a person familiar to linkage to care; or persons involved in posttest counseling and linkage-to-care processes. Clinical staff and case managers are chosen based on direct experience in the assistance of HIV seropositive youth obtaining medical care. This definition includes, but is not limited to, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and case managers (who may have diverse professional backgrounds).
  • Component 3: All AMTU sites will be included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Component 1: No a priori exclusions.
  • Component 2: No a priori exclusions.
  • Component 3: No a priori exclusions.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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United States
ATN 066a
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Study Chair: J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD Adolescent Trials Network
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
February 2016

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