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Plan A Birth Control: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mobile Health Application for Contraception Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02234271
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UCLA Women's Health Clinical Research Unit, University of California, Los Angeles

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of the investigators study was to design a comprehensive and medically accurate contraception counseling mobile health application and evaluate the effects of this contraception counseling application on the contraceptive methods that patients selected and their knowledge of that method.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mobile Applications Contraception Contraception Behavior Other: Mobile Health Application Other: Health Educator Counseling Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : September 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Birth Control

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Health Educator Arm
Health Educator for contraception information
Other: Health Educator Counseling
Counseling via health educator

Experimental: Mobile Health Application Arm
Plan A Birth Control - iPad based application for contraception information
Other: Mobile Health Application
Mobile Health application for contraception information




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Contraception choice [ Time Frame: Participants were followed for the duration of their clinic visit which was up to one day ]
    Choice of birth control selected by participant was recorded into electronic database system and compared between the two groups.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge of contraception method chosen [ Time Frame: Participants were followed for the duration of their clinic visit which was up to one day ]
    A knowledge questionnaire was administered at the end of patient's visit and results were analyzed.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-45 years of age
  • literate in English
  • not at that time using a contraceptive method
  • willing to switch to a new reversible contraceptive method
  • currently sexually active with a male partner and
  • intending to avoid pregnancy for at least one year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women not at risk for unintended pregnancy
  • those who were pregnant
  • seeking pregnancy within the next 12 months
  • history of surgical sterilization or
  • a current partner who had had a vasectomy
  • using long acting reversible birth control method
  • menopausal

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02234271


Locations
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United States, California
West Medical Clinic
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Aparna Sridhar, MD, MPH University of California, Los Angeles
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: UCLA Women's Health Clinical Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02234271    
Other Study ID Numbers: UCLA_IRB_14-000821
First Posted: September 9, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 9, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014