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Supportive Therapy for Adherence to ART(STAART)

This study has been completed.
Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Information provided by:
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: July 25, 2007
Last verified: July 2007
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a psycho-educational intervention can help people living with HIV handle the changes of treatment adherence.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
Behavioral: Supportive Therapy for Adherence to ART (behavior)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Increasing Patient Adherence to HIV Medications: A Prospective Intervention Study

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Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • psycho-educational intervention can help people living with HIV handle the changes of treatment adherence

Estimated Enrollment: 112
Study Start Date: October 2000
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups:

  • Group 1: participants in this group will engage in weekly psycho-educational sessions with an HIV therapist for four weeks prior to starting their regimens. The sessions will cover topics such as becoming active in treatment care, improving coping abilities and developing skills for treatment adherence. They will also involve questionnaires and readings.
  • Group 2 (the control group):participants in this group will simply receive their regular treatment regimens.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have viral load above 500 copies/ml
  • not be currently on HAART
  • be able to read and speak English/French

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current Substance Abuse
  • actively psychotic or suicidal
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00212940

Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Principal Investigator: William Cameron, MD OHRI
  More Information Identifier: NCT00212940     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1999565-01H
CIHR app# 1262000 ICE:
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: July 25, 2007

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
Treatment Naive

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017