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Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Results Notification and Partner Services

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01938053
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2013 by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 10, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Cincinnati
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Brief Summary:
The primary goal of this project is to improve the process for contacting patients that test positive for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the emergency department by using text messaging. We believe patients that are contacted by both a phone call and a text message will be reached more often and they will be reached sooner than those that only receive a phone call or only a text message. In addition, patients will be given reminder cards at the time of testing to remind them that they will be contacted within 7 days if they test positive. Half of the reminder cards will have a number to call for test results. We believe patients that receive a card with a number are more likely to be contacted within 7 days.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sexually Transmitted Infections Other: Call when test results are ready Other: Text message when test results are ready Other: Call and text message when test results are ready Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 609 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Results Notification and Partner Services
Study Start Date : April 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Reminder card with no number
Patients receive a card to remind them of the time frame for results but no number is listed.
Other: Call when test results are ready
Patients are called when the test results are ready

Other: Text message when test results are ready
Patients receive a text message when results are ready

Other: Call and text message when test results are ready
Patients receive both a call and a text message when test results are resay

Card with number
Patients receive a card to remind them of the time frame for results but and a number to call for results is listed
Other: Call when test results are ready
Patients are called when the test results are ready

Other: Text message when test results are ready
Patients receive a text message when results are ready

Other: Call and text message when test results are ready
Patients receive both a call and a text message when test results are resay




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Contact rate [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    The percentage of patients that are contacted within 7 days of their emergency department visit



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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 14 to 21 years old
  • Seen in the emergency department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Test positive for an STI

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Seen for a psychiatric evaluation
  • Seen for sexual assault or abuse

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01938053


Locations
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United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Reed, MD Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

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Responsible Party: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01938053     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K12HD051953 Reed
K12HD051953 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 10, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:
STI, STD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Infection
Communicable Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female