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A Parenting and Self-Care Intervention for HIV Infected Mothers (IMAGE)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debra A. Murphy, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2011
Last updated: December 9, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

The IMAGE intervention was developed to improve parenting and self-care skills in mothers infected with HIV. It is expected that an improvement in these areas will in turn improve the mother's physical and mental health as well as the child's mental health and behavioral adjustment.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: IMAGE Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: A Parenting Intervention for HIV+ Moms: The IMAGE Program

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Targeted Behaviors, Practices, and Skills and Maternal and Child Health [ Time Frame: 3-months, 6-months, and 12-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Specific targets of the intervention, including parenting practices, parenting behaviors, and self care skills, will be evaluated. In addition, the mother's physical and mental health and the child's mental health and behavioral adjustment will be evaluated.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Parenting Self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 3-months, 6-months, and 12-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Perceptions of effectiveness in the parental role and general parenting self-efficacy will be assessed.

Enrollment: 124
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: IMAGE Intervention
mothers are provided the IMAGE Parenting and Self-Care intervention
Behavioral: IMAGE Intervention
Mothers in the intervention will receive four individual intervention sessions with a facilitator. The sessions will cover parenting and self care skills.
No Intervention: Control
Standard care.

Detailed Description:

Worldwide, close to half the adults living with HIV are women and a large proportion of these women are of child-bearing age. Whereas anyone living with HIV faces the physical challenges of living with a chronic disease, as well as the material and social impact of the stigma associated with the disease, mothers living with HIV must also meet the demands of childrearing while mitigating the negative impact of the disease upon their family. Mothers with HIV report that this is their greatest source of stress. Moreover, children of these mothers, growing up with a parent with a chronic, stigmatized, and often fatal disease, are considered a high-risk group. The IMAGE intervention was designed to improve parenting and self-care skills in mothers with HIV in order to improve the mother's physical and mental health as well as the child's mental health and behavioral adjustment.


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mother has confirmed diagnosis of HIV
  • well (HIV-) child, 6 to 14 years of age
  • mother is English or Spanish speaking
  • child is English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • low cognitive/intellectual functioning (<75) in mother or child
  • psychosis in mother or child
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01586988

United States, California
UCLA, Isap
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90025-7539
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Debra A. Murphy, Ph.D., Research Psychologist, University of California, Los Angeles Identifier: NCT01586988     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01 MH086329, R01MH086329
Study First Received: July 1, 2011
Last Updated: December 9, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:
medication adherence
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