C2P - Phase III: MPowerment and Community Promise
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00381784|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 28, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|HIV Infections||Behavioral: Printed materials Behavioral: Peer advocates|
Community Promise: Role model stories comprise the "heart" of printed materials distributed throughout the target community. The role model stories are brief publications that depict personal accounts from individuals in the population of focus who have made or are planning to make a risk-reducing behavioral change. The messages in the role model stories are reinforced by interpersonal communication with trained peer advocates.
MPowerment: is a community level HIV/STD prevention program that relies on peer advocates from the community to lead outreach activities including discussion groups (M-groups), venue-based outreach, social events and a publicity campaign. Sites will adapt MPowerment for local use remaining faithful to the core elements.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Connect-To-Protect® Phase III: Local Evaluation of Community Promise Connect-To-Protect® Phase III: Local Evaluation of Mpowerment|
|Study Start Date :||July 2006|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2011|
Experimental: Community PROMISE
Community PROMISE is a community level HIV/STD prevention program that relies on role model stories and peer advocates from the community. Sites will adapt PROMISE for local use remaining faithful to the core elements.
Behavioral: Printed materials
Role model stories comprise the "heart" of printed materials distributed throughout the target community. The role model stories are brief publications that depict personal accounts from individuals in the population of focus who have made or are planning to make a risk-reducing behavioral change. Depending on the population they are meant to reach and what behavior they are trying to influence, the stories may include examples of people who now carry condoms with them, talked to a partner about condom use, use condoms consistently, avoid sharing needles, or exhibited other risk reduction behaviors.
Other Name: No other names.
MPowerment is a community level HIV/STD prevention program that relies on peer advocates from the community to lead outreach activities including discussion groups (Mgroups), venue-based outreach, social events and a publicity campaign. Sites will adapt MPowerment for local use remaining faithful to the core elements.
Behavioral: Peer advocates
Core Element 1 Core group of young gay men and additional volunteers recruited from the community. The core group and volunteers comprise the "peer advocates" who design and carry out all program activities.
Core Element 2 Designated space where most social events and meetings are held; also serves as a drop in center where young men can meet and socialize during specified hours.
Core Element 3 Social events to attract young gay men and to promote safer sex. Core Element 4 Teams of young gay men go to locations frequented by young gay men to discuss and promote safer sex, deliver appealing informational literature on HIV risk reduction and distribute condoms.
Core Element 5 Meetings of eight to 10 young gay men to discuss factors contributing to unsafe sex among men. Men practice safer sex negotiation and correct condom use skills.
Core Element 6 Publicity campaigns that attract men to the program by word of mouth and through articles and advertisements in gay newspapers.
Other Name: There are no other names.
- The goal of PROMISE and Mpowerment is to effect community change through diffusion of health-promoting information via naturally occurring social networks. Data collection is process evaluation data only. [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
- Successful delivery of a CDC-endorsed community-level HIV prevention program [ Time Frame: 4 years ]One of the objectives of the C2P coalition is the successful delivery of a CDC-endorsed community-level HIV prevention program aimed at changing the risk profiles of youth.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00381784
|United States, California|
|Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90054|
|University of California at San Francisco|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94143|
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Childrens Hospital National Medical Center|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010|
|United States, Florida|
|USF Peds Division of Infectious Disease|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33606|
|United States, Illinois|
|Stroger Hospital of Cook County|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612|
|United States, Maryland|
|University of Maryland|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201|
|University Pediatric Hospital|
|San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00936|
|Study Chair:||Jonathan Ellen, MD||Johns Hopkins University|