Effectiveness of an Online Prevention Program in Reducing the Risk of STD Infection in Young Adults (Youthnet suppl)
|HIV Infections Sexually Transmitted Diseases||Behavioral: Youthnet Internet-based program Behavioral: Control Internet based program||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Internet-based Efficacy Trial of an HIV Prevention Program|
- Efficacy of internet-based program for increasing condom use with non-main sex partners [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Month 2 ]
- Efficacy of internet-based program for increasing condom use attitudes, norms, and intentions with non-main sex partners [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Month 2 ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants will receive internet-based messages from the Youthnet program
Behavioral: Youthnet Internet-based program
Messages from the Youthnet program will be interactive and tailored specifically to HIV/STD risk reduction. Participants will be exposed to five flash computer vignettes of 30 seconds each, concerning condom attitudes, norms self-efficacy, and risk awareness.
Active Comparator: 2
Participants will receive internet-based messages from the control program
Behavioral: Control Internet based program
The control program will deliver standard STD/HIV prevention messages.
Adolescents and young adults are at the greatest risk for acquiring an STD. Approximately 3 million people between the ages of 18 and 24 become infected each year. Education about the risks and consequences of unprotected sex is a powerful tool that can be used to prevent or reduce the risk of infection. The program in this study will deliver messages to educate participants about condom use and the risk of STD infection. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored interactive online risk reduction program versus a standard online risk reduction program in reducing the risk of STD infection in young adults.
Participants in this 1-year open-label study will be recruited exclusively via the internet. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive internet-based messages from either the Youthnet program or the control program. Messages from the Youthnet program will be interactive and tailored specifically to HIV/STD risk reduction. The control program will deliver standard STD/HIV prevention messages. Participants will be assessed at baseline and a follow-up session 4 months after enrollment. Frequency of condom use and attitudes toward condom use will be assessed using behavioral scales.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00255944
|United States, Maryland|
|Internet-Based, accessible from anywhere|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Sheana Bull, PhD||University of Colorado, Denver|