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Video Tool to Promote Knowledge of Syphilis as Facilitator of HIV Transmission

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Jacobi Medical Center Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2007
History: No changes posted
During the winter of 2007, the Syphilis Advisory Group and Bureau of STD Control of the NYC Department of Health funded the Emergency Department of Jacobi Medical Center to further evaluate the effectiveness of the Syphilis and Men video in additional settings where men access STD related information and testing and where high-risk groups, such as MSM, frequent. The video was evaluated for promoting knowledge of syphilis, especially as facilitator of HIV transmission, and in encouraging concurrent testing (syphilis and HIV) among men recruited from a community-based organization, an ambulatory care setting, and a dance club.

Condition Intervention
Other: educational video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Video Tool to Promote Knowledge of Syphilis as Facilitator of HIV Transmission

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Further study details as provided by Jacobi Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome was the score on a 10-question measure designed to assess knowledge attained from the syphilis educational video [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • A secondary outcome was the decision to be tested for syphilis and HIV [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]

Enrollment: 168
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
pre survey, intervention, post test survey
Other: educational video
educational video
No Intervention: 2
pre test survey and post test survey
Experimental: 3
video intervention and post test survey
Other: educational video
educational video
No Intervention: 4
post test survey

Detailed Description:
The Solomon-four group design was applied to assess the effectiveness of the video in raising syphilis knowledge among participants, while controlling for the influence of the pre-test knowledge survey in skewing post-knowledge survey scores. Participants in Group 1 received a pre-test survey, the video intervention, and the post-test survey; Group 2 received the pre-test and post-test surveys; Group 3 received the video intervention and post-test survey; and Group 4 received the post-test survey only. A computer-generated randomization list was used to assign participants to one of the four groups.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • must speak english or spanish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • excluded if hearing or visually impaired
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00553111

United States, New York
New York University Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Manhattan, New York, United States, 10010
Gay Men of African Descent
Manhattan, New York, United States, 10035
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jacobi Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Chinazo Cunningham, MD Montefiore Medical Center
Principal Investigator: John Sanchez, MD, MPH Montefiore Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00553111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-09390
Study First Received: November 2, 2007
Last Updated: November 2, 2007

Keywords provided by Jacobi Medical Center:
video education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Treponemal Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Spirochaetales Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on May 24, 2017