Clinician Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Primary HIV Prevention
This is a three phase study designed to examine clinician behaviors with regard to recommending and prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a primary Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention strategy, and to identify knowledge-related and attitudinal factors associated with these behaviors. Each phase consists of the following:
Phase 1: Semi-structured face-to-face or telephone interviews of ATN-affiliated clinicians. Approximately 10 clinicians will be interviewed.
Phase 2: Development of a new theory-based survey instrument and cognitive interview testing of this survey. Approximately five clinicians (of those who participated in Phase 1) will be interviewed.
Phase 3: Administration of the newly developed survey to ATN-affiliated clinicians. Approximately 60 clinicians will be interviewed.
Clinician Attitudes About PrEP
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Clinician Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Primary HIV Prevention|
- Explore clinician attitudes and prescribing behaviors in MSM and heterosexually active adults [ Time Frame: 2 years ]Explore clinician attitudes and prescribing behaviors with regard to the use of PrEP in men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexually active adults as described in the current CDC guidelines, as well as in MSM and heterosexually active adolescents, who are not specifically covered by the guidelines
- Identify factors associated with prescribing PrEP [ Time Frame: 2 years ]Identify factors associated with prescribing PrEP, in a sample of clinicians who provide care to HIV-infected adolescents alone OR to HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected adolescents.
- Explore clinician attitudes toward the use of PrEP in potential target populations other than MSM and heterosexually active adults. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01751659
|United States, Ohio|
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229|
|Study Chair:||Tanya Mullins, MD||Adolescent Trials Network|