HIV, Abuse, and Psychiatric Disorders Among Youth (Project STAR)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2009
Information provided by:
Rhode Island Hospital

Brief Summary:
One subgroup of adolescents at particular risk for HIV is those with psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, those with histories of sexual abuse have been found to have riskier attitudes, poorer sexual communication skills, and less consistent condom use than non-abused peers. This study implemented and evaluated interventions for adolescents in intensive psychiatric treatment settings, particularly those with histories of sexual abuse. It is hypothesized that those participating in the intervention that addresses affect management and cognitive monitoring strategies will show fewer HIV-risk related behaviors and attitudes at posttest than peers in an information-based intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Behavioral: group intervention Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 212 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: HIV, Abuse, and Psychiatric Disorders Among Youth
Study Start Date : September 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
13 session group intervention including sexual health information, affect management skills, cognitive monitoring, and communication skills training.
Behavioral: group intervention
13-session intervention

Active Comparator: 2
2 session group intervention including sexual health information training.
Behavioral: group intervention
2-session intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. condom use [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. scores on HIV knowledge questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. number of sexual partners [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  3. scores on measure of attitudes toward condom use [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescent attending therapeutic school

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescent is HIV positive
  • Adolescent is developmentally delayed
  • Adolescent is pregnant
  • Adolescent has a history of sexual crime

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00603369

United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: Larry K. Brown, MD Rhode Island Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Larry K. Brown/Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Hospital Identifier: NCT00603369     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH061149 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01MH061149 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by Rhode Island Hospital:
HIV prevention
HIV seronegativity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Mental Disorders
Problem Behavior
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms