Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Results Notification and Partner Services
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|
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.
|Intervention model||factorial assignment|
|Primary purpose||health services research|
time frame: 7 days
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
|Official title||Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Results Notification and Partner Services|
|Principal investigator||Jennifer Reed, MD|
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