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Group Psychotherapy for People With HIV

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00186550
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
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Collaborator:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Spiegel, Stanford University
  Purpose
This study will examine the effectiveness of supportive-expressive group therapy plus education compared with an educational intervention in improving the quality of life and promoting health-enhancing behavior of men and women living with HIV or AIDS.

Condition Intervention
HIV Depression Risk-taking Pain Behavioral: Supportive Expressive Group Psychotherapy Behavioral: Education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Evaluation of Group Psychotherapy for People With HIV

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Further study details as provided by David Spiegel, Stanford University:

Enrollment: 186
Study Completion Date: November 2000
Detailed Description:
The major goal of this project is to examine the effectiveness of supportive-expressive group therapy plus education in comparison to an educationally intervention in improving the quality of life and promoting health-enhancing behavior of men and women living with HIV/AIDS.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1) a positive HIV diagnosis (either symptomatic or asymptomatic), 2) at least eighteen years of age, 3) English language skill (to complete questionnaires and participate, if assigned, to the group psychotherapy condition) and, 4) geographical proximity to groups in order to attend if assigned.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1) severe psychiatric disorders (i.e. schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders)who would not be appropriate for participating in the group intervention, 2) active tuberculosis, 3) acute intoxication, 4) participation in an ongoing HIV/AIDS support group or 5) suicidal/homicidal ideation.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00186550


Locations
United States, California
Stanford University
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Spiegel, M.D. Stanford University
  More Information

Publications:

Responsible Party: David Spiegel, Jack, Lulu & Sam Willson Professor, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00186550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH054930-04 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013