Study of Cell Phone SMS to Improve Adherence to ART in HIV Positive Young Women
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||cell phone sms text messaging|
|Sponsor||The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston|
|Start date||November 2014|
|End date||December 2015|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02301507, HSC-MS-14-0692|
There has been increasing use of technology in delivery of healthcare and increasing use of cellular phone and text messaging services to help with various healthcare related issues including but not limited to medication adherence and clinic attendance. Mobile phones technology has been used for healthcare delivery and prevention strategies such as smoking cessation. In the present era, cell phones have become part of daily life for most people even among those in lower economic groups. There have also been several studies looking at cell phone text messaging services to improve adherence to ART among HIV infected subjects but no studies have so far been done in HIV infected young women to help retention and adherence to care. The overall goal of this study is to evaluation of the impact of texting intervention to improve adherence to care and treatment in HIV infected young women.
Text message intervention will improve adherence to ART in HIV infected young women.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
|Primary purpose||supportive care|
Improve adherence to care and treatment in HIV infected young women. The outcome measure will be assessed by capturing kept medical appointments.
time frame: 6 months
assess improvements in stigma and depression in HIV infected women. The outcome measure will be assessed by questionaires.
time frame: 3 months
Female participants from 18 years up to 40 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: 1. HIV-infected women who have been newly diagnosed within the past 1 year or who are just entering into care at Thomas Street Health Center. 2. Subjects must be 18 years or older. 3. Subjects must have cell phones with texting capability. 4. Ability to speak, read, or understand English or Spanish. 5. Must be willing and able to respond to text messages. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Women who are unable to speak, read, or understand English or Spanish
|Official title||Evaluation of Texting Intervention to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Young Women Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)|
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