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Understanding Medication Adherence Among HIV Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01305590
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Patient Commitment Preferences for Medication Adherence Other: Survey to Understand Medication Adherence among HIV Patients Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:

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.

The study also included 70 individuals in a passive control (PC) arm, who did not receive financial incentives. Individuals in the PC arm were not enrolled in the randomized trial but met basic study eligibility criteria during the same time period.

Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Understanding Medication Adherence Among HIV Patients
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
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Arm Intervention/treatment
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.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 :
  1. Medication Adherence and Commitment Preference [ Time Frame: Up to 4 months ]
    We will measure how subjects' medication adherence affects their stated commitment preferences.



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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).


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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

Publications of Results:
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 Posted: February 28, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018

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