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Understanding Medication Adherence Among HIV Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01305590
First Posted: February 28, 2011
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2011
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Collaborator:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  Purpose
In anticipation of a pilot study incorporating behavioral economics into the treatment of infectious diseases, we will conduct a survey with HIV/AIDS patients at the Ponce Clinic (Infectious Disease Program of Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA).

Condition Intervention
Patient Commitment Preferences for Medication Adherence Other: Survey to Understand Medication Adherence among HIV Patients

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Understanding Medication Adherence Among HIV Patients

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Further study details as provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Commitment Preferences for Increasing Medication Adherence [ Time Frame: up to 4 months ]
    We will measure whether participants prefer more commitment, in the form of a "Take-Medication-Get-Paid" plan; less commitment, in the form of an "Attend-Clinic-Get-Paid" plan; or if they would prefer to designate their own levels of commitment.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Medication Adherence and Commitment Preference [ Time Frame: up to 4 months ]
    We will measure how subjects' medication adherence affects their stated commitment preferences.


Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Survey
We will survey participants to see if they would prefer more commitment, in the form of a "Take-Medication-Get-Paid" plan; less commitment, in the form of an "Attend-Clinic-Get-Paid" plan; or if they would prefer to designate their own levels of commitment.
Other: Survey to Understand Medication Adherence among HIV Patients
We want to better understand how this particular population would react to commitment devices designed to increase medication adherence. We will survey participants to see if they would prefer more commitment, in the form of a "Take-Medication-Get-Paid" plan; less commitment, in the form of an "Attend-Clinic-Get-Paid" plan; or if they would prefer to designate their own levels of commitment.

Detailed Description:
We are planning a study to improve health outcomes among patients with HIV/AIDS using insights from behavioral economics and financial incentives. We will conduct a survey with HIV/AIDS patients at Ponce Clinic (Infectious Disease Program of Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA). The patients will be low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and possessing varying degrees of medication adherence. We want to better understand how this particular population would react to commitment devices designed to increase medication adherence. We will survey participants to see if they would prefer more commitment, in the form of a "Take-Medication-Get-Paid" plan; less commitment, in the form of an "Attend-Clinic-Get-Paid" plan; or if they would prefer to designate their own levels of commitment.
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV/AIDS patients currently receiving treatment at the Ponce Clinic at the Infectious Disease Program of Grady Memorial Hospital (Emory University School of Medicine).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01305590


Locations
United States, Georgia
Ponce Clinic, Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David I Laibson, Ph.D National Bureau of Economic Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01305590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0004
P01AG005842 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: November 30, 2010
First Posted: February 28, 2011
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011

Keywords provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.:
HIV
AIDS
Medication Adherence
Commitment Devices
Behavioral Economics