This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition hiv
Treatments memory work therapy, standard care
Sponsor Pastoral Activities and Service for AIDS Dar-Es-Salaam Archdiocese
Collaborator University of Cape Town
Start date June 2013
End date July 2014
Trial size 48 participants
Trial identifier NCT02180750, MWT01


Memory Work Therapy (MWT) has been developed to improve psycho-social outcomes for children living with HIV who are orphaned. This phase 2 trial aims to determine whether attending the intervention improves outcomes compared to standard care. We aim to test the hypothesis that attendance at MWT improves psychological symptoms, self-esteem, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and self-efficacy compared to standard care.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose health services research
Residential week intervention consisting of memory box, memory book, tree of life, Active Citizen book, all activities facilitated.
memory work therapy
(Active Comparator)
Usual care services.
standard care
Pediatric clinic, ART

Primary Outcomes

Change: Brief Symptom Inventory
time frame: T0( study entry), T1 (2 weeks), T2 (6 weeks)

Secondary Outcomes

Change: Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
time frame: T0 (study entry), T1 (2 weeks), T2 (6 weeks)
Change: Goodman's strengths and difficulties questionnaire
time frame: T0 (study entry), T1 (2 weeks) T2 (6 weeks)
Change: Self-efficacy questionnaire for children
time frame: T0 (study entry), T1 (2 weeks), T2 (6 weeks)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 14 years up to 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Aged 14-18 years - HIV positive - Orphaned - Naïve to the intervention Exclusion Criteria: - Adults - Children under 14 - HIV negative - Parent(s) living - Previously attended the intervention

Additional Information

Official title An Evaluation of a Psychosocial Intervention for Orphans With HIV Infection: a Phase II Randomised Controlled Trial of Memory Work Therapy at PASADA, Tanzania
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Pastoral Activities and Service for AIDS Dar-Es-Salaam Archdiocese.