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Meaning of Life in HIV-infected Youths

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01644383
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

July 17, 2012
July 19, 2012
August 18, 2016
February 2011
June 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
PIL score [ Time Frame: week 48 ]
Change of PIL score at baseline and follow up visit between the two arms
Same as current
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QOL [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
Same as current
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Meaning of Life in HIV-infected Youths
Meaning in Life of Youth Infected With HIV
Logotherapy has never been evaluated in HIV-infected teenagers. In this study, we will evaluate the meaning of life by using The Purpose in Life Test and the affect of logotherapy in HIV infected youth at HIV-NAT, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.
In the HAART era, HIV infected children can live longer and will grow up to become teenagers. However, some may develop psychosocial problems because they have lost family members, experienced poverty, social discrimination etc. Being a normal teenager is tough and is the most complex period of his/her life. This is the period when most teenagers will find their identity and reasons for living. Therefore it is believed that interventions may help HIV-infected teenagers better deal with life. For this study, logotherapy, a therapy that will help a person to discover his/her purpose in life, live meaningful life, and attain self-esteem was used. The success of the intervention was evaluated by using The Purpose in Life Test.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Meaning of Life
Behavioral: logotherapy
Logotherapy is therapy during which the interaction between the therapist and the client centres on the topic of meaning. The problems that the clients experience are presented to the client as inseparable parts of his everyday life. The client is then challenged to discover his/her meaning and to take responsibility in facing up to his/her problem. This approach is aimed at helping the client to deal and understand what his /her existences entail.
  • Experimental: Treatment arm (logotherapy)
    Participants in Arm I will attend the logotherapy group sessions by the trained psychologist for 4 visits (see Table II, III). The number of participants in group sessions will be 20 participants per group.
    Intervention: Behavioral: logotherapy
  • No Intervention: Control arm (general health education)
    Participants in Arm II will attend the routine health education by the nurse. The number of participants in group session will be 20 participants per group.
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June 2015
June 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 16-24 years
  2. HIV seropositive
  3. HIV disclosed
  4. Understand Thai language
  5. Parent signed written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Mental or psychological disorder or having active suicidal idea or attempt
  2. Having no permanent address
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
16 Years to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
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The HIV Netherlands Australia Thailand Research Collaboration
The HIV Netherlands Australia Thailand Research Collaboration
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Pediatric department, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • South East Asia Research Collaboration with Hawaii
  • Wayne State University
  • University of Minnesota, MN
Principal Investigator: Arunya Tuicomepee, PhD Chulalongkorn University
The HIV Netherlands Australia Thailand Research Collaboration
August 2016

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