A Group-level Intervention to Reduce HIV/STI Risk for Women Who Have Sex With Women in Calgary and Toronto
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02067845|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Safer Sex||Behavioral: Adapted Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) group level intervention Behavioral: A group-based HIV/STI prevention intervention for women who have sex with women||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||44 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Pilot-testing a Group-level Intervention to Reduce Risk for Sexual Transmission of HIV/STIs Among Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women and Other Women Who Have Sex With Women in Calgary and Toronto|
|Study Start Date :||February 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2014|
|Pre-post test design||
Behavioral: Adapted Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) group level intervention
The intervention will adapt the Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) group level intervention for MSM to address individual and social determinants of HIV/STI risk and vulnerability. This intervention involves 6 consecutive 2-3 hours sessions conducted at a weekend retreat. We will have 1 retreat in Calgary and 1 retreat in Toronto; each retreat will include 20 persons.
Based on the 3MV format, a draft template includes: Session 1: Intersectionality; Session 2: STI/HIV Prevention Among WSW and LBQ Women; Session 3: STI/HIV Risk Assessment and Prevention Options; Session 4: Relationship Issues; Session 5: Self-efficacy, Resilient Coping and Capacity for Change; Session 6: Social Support and Problem Solving to Maintain Change.
Delivery methods include discussion, role-plays and risk-reduction planning.
Behavioral: A group-based HIV/STI prevention intervention for women who have sex with women
- STI knowledge [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Sexually Transmitted Disease Knowledge Questionnaire (STD-KQ)
- Safer sex self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 3 months ]A modified Condom Use Self Efficacy Scale, for enhanced appropriateness for LBQ women
- STI and HIV incidence [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Self-reported HIV/STI testing history and incidence (lifetime and in past 3 months)
- Safer sex practices [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Safer Sexual Practices among Lesbian Women' Scale
- Resilient coping [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Brief Resilient Coping Scale
- Social Provisions [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Social Provisions Scale
- Internalized sexual stigma [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Revised Internalized Homophobia Scale (IHP-R)
- Sexual stigma [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Homophobia Scale
- Depression [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Patient Health Questionnaire 2
- Access to care [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Participants will responded to questions asking if they had ever received (i) an HIV test and (ii) an STI test (not including HIV). Participants also responded to questions asking if they had ever experienced the following barriers to accessing health care: (i) cost travel, (ii) cost medications and (iii) belief that their HCP was not comfortable with their sexual orientation. Follow up surveys will ask if participants had received an HIV or STI test in the past 4 weeks.
- Self-Esteem [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02067845
|Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary|
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1V4|
|Principal Investigator:||Carmen Logie, PhD||University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work|