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Engagement in HIV Primary Care Services

This study has been completed.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CitiWide Harm Reduction
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Montefiore Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2006
Last updated: March 31, 2006
Last verified: September 2005
This study is to look at things that may affect whether or not people who are HIV-infected get into medical care and stay in medical care. some of the things that will be examined include how drug use, HIV disease severity, mental health, housing, trust, feelings of discrimination, social support, relationship with provider, and patient's race and provider's race are linked with whether or not people get health care. People who are enrolled in the study will be interviewed once, and their medical records will be examined.

HIV Infections Unstable Housing

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Determinants of Engagement in HIV Primary Care Services Among Black and Hispanic Single Room Occupancy Hotel Residents in New York City

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Further study details as provided by Montefiore Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005
Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to understand the determinants of entry and engagement in HIV primary care services for Blacks and Hispanics living in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels in Bronx and Manhattan, NY. More specifically, the goal is to examine baseline cultural characteristics of the patient, health-related characteristics of the patient, the patient-provider relationship, and the impact of community outreach on engagement in health care. The objectives are to: examine the association between trust, relationship with provider, social support, and health beliefs with engagement in HIV primary care services; examine the association between health-related characteristics and engagement in HIV primary care services; examine the association of perceived cultural concordance between provider and patient with engagement in HIV primary care services; and, explore the relationship between community outreach and entry into HIV primary care services.

We will be recruiting a convenience sample of 500 Black or Hispanic HIV-infected adults living in 14 SRO hotels (transitional emergency housing) in the Bronx and Manhattan, NY. We will be conducting interviews through auditory computer-assisted self-interviewing (A-CASI) technology, using standardized research instruments administered in English or Spanish. We will also be reviewing medical charts and records from Citiwide and Montefiore appointment databases.

Understanding barriers to engagement in HIV primary care will lead to development of culturally relevant interventions to assist Black and Hispanic persons in entering and engaging in HIV treatment. Implementation of these interventions will ultimately help reduce disparities in HIV-related healthcare, as well as reduce HIV morbidity and mortality in Black and Hispanic populations.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 18 years of age, HIV-infected, living in one of 15 different single room occupancy hotels in New York City, English or Spanish speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-negative
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00300170

United States, New York
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montefiore Medical Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CitiWide Harm Reduction
Principal Investigator: Chinazo O Cunningham, MD Montefiore Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00300170     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U65/CCU223363-02
Study First Received: March 7, 2006
Last Updated: March 31, 2006

Keywords provided by Montefiore Medical Center:
unstable housing
health services accessibility
health services utilization
substance abuse
health services research
social support

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 September 21, 2017