Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition sexually transmitted infections
Treatments call when test results are ready, text message when test results are ready, call and text message when test results are ready
Sponsor Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Collaborator University of Cincinnati
Start date April 2011
End date June 2013
Trial size 609 participants
Trial identifier NCT01938053, K12HD051953 Reed

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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model factorial assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose health services research
Arm
(Other)
Patients receive a card to remind them of the time frame for results but no number is listed.
call when test results are ready
Patients are called when the test results are ready
text message when test results are ready
Patients receive a text message when results are ready
call and text message when test results are ready
Patients receive both a call and a text message when test results are resay
(Other)
Patients receive a card to remind them of the time frame for results but and a number to call for results is listed
call when test results are ready
Patients are called when the test results are ready
text message when test results are ready
Patients receive a text message when results are ready
call and text message when test results are ready
Patients receive both a call and a text message when test results are resay

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Contact rate
time frame: 7 days

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 14 years up to 21 years old.

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

Additional Information

Official title Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Results Notification and Partner Services
Principal investigator Jennifer Reed, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati.