Evaluating Rewards-Based Adherence and Electronic Medication Monitoring in HIV-Positive Adolescents
The primary objective of this project is to assess the study population's acceptance of two medication adherence support strategies: incentive-based programs and electronic medication monitoring. The study population is adolescents (ages 16 - 24) positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) currently undergoing treatment with antiretrovirals at St. Jude's HIV clinic. Participation in the study will involve completion of a survey: an Audio Computer Assisted Self Interview (ACASI). The duration of the survey is anticipated to be 10-20 minutes. Patient identifiers will not be attached the survey.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Incentives and Technology Survey 2013: Evaluation of Acceptance of Incentive-Based Adherence Programs and Electronic Medication Monitoring Among HIV-Positive Adolescents|
- Reported perceptions about incentive-based adherence programs and electronic medication monitoring [ Time Frame: Once, at enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Participants will complete a survey/questionnaire on the computer describing their disease state, the frequency and amount of medication taken daily, and how well they comply with taking their medications and attending their clinic appointments. They will also note their perceptions about how incentive-based adherence programs and electronic medication monitoring. Descriptive statistics will be prepared from survey results.
|Study Start Date:||June 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants must meet the eligibility requirements will complete a questionnaire on the computer.
Participants who consent to participate in this study will complete a short questionnaire. The survey will be completely anonymous (not matched with the participant's name). Estimated time to complete the survey is 10-20 minutes.
Other Name: Survey
Whether or not patients take their medications is one of the most noticeable and important predictors of treatment success or failure for HIV infection. Ways to improve compliance, specifically rewards-based programs and electronic medication monitoring, have shown some success in limited clinical research studies focused on adult subjects. Because the social and developmental factors in adolescents are different from adults, adolescents may not respond to these interventions in the same way as adults. This study will investigate adolescent acceptance and the effectiveness of these programs.
|United States, Tennessee|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105|
|Principal Investigator:||Mary Westfall, MD||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|