Increasing Viral Testing in the Emergency Department (InVITED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roland C. Merchant, MD. MPH, ScD, Rhode Island Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2011
Last updated: August 5, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

The purpose of this study is to determine if a brief intervention delivered to emergency department patients increases the uptake of rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing in comparison to no brief intervention.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug Use
Hepatitis C
Behavioral: Brief motivational intervention
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial of the Effect of a Brief Intervention on Uptake of Rapid Testing for HIV and Hepatitis C Among Emergency Department Patients

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Further study details as provided by Rhode Island Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The agreement of the participant to be tested for HIV and hepatitis C [ Time Frame: Within four hours of being consented into the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    We will measure the acceptance of free rapid testing for HIV and hepatitis C among the intervention and control groups

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Identifying risky sexual behaviors of study participants [ Time Frame: Within four hours of being consented into the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Identify factors that influence the relationship of BI and risk assessment vs. risk assessment alone on uptake of combined HIV and hepatitis C screening in the ED.

Enrollment: 398
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Brief Intervention
This arm of the study will receive an assessments survey followed by a brief intervention concerning the relationship between the participants use of drugs and/or sexual risk and rik for HIV and hepatitis C infections. Following the intervention the participants will be offered free rapid testing for HIV and hepatitis C.
Behavioral: Brief motivational intervention
A 20-30 minute motivational based discussion
No Intervention: Standard Care
This arm of the study will receive an assessments survey. Following the assessment the participants will be offered free rapid testing for HIV and hepatitis C.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency department patient.
  • Does not know HIV or hepatitis C status.
  • Has an ASSIST V3 score that indicates recent illicit and/or prescription drug use.
  • Fluency in English or Spanish.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Critically ill or injured.
  • Homicidal and/or suicidal intention.
  • Age < 18 years or > 64 years.
  • Does not speak English or Spanish.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01419899

United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: Roland C Merchant, MD, ScD Brown University
Principal Investigator: Ted D Nirenberg, PhD Brown University
  More Information

No publications provided by Rhode Island Hospital

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Roland C. Merchant, MD. MPH, ScD, Associate Professor, Rhode Island Hospital Identifier: NCT01419899     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R21DA28645-2
Study First Received: July 6, 2011
Last Updated: August 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Rhode Island Hospital:
Brief intervention
Rapid testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
Digestive System Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases processed this record on August 27, 2015