Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions hiv, sexually transmitted diseases
Treatments safer sex, growth mindsets
Sponsor North Carolina State University
Collaborator Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Start date September 2015
End date September 2016
Trial size 222 participants
Trial identifier NCT02579135, 57033, R00HD075654

Summary

This study evaluates an educational web-based intervention designed to increase adolescent girls' motivation and skills to engage in safer sexual behavior (Project HEART: Health Education and Relationship Training). Half of participants will receive Project HEART and half of participants will receive Project Growing Minds, an attention-matched control website focused on growth mindsets of intelligence and self-regulation. The ultimate goal of this work is to help girls reduce their risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and to avoid unplanned pregnancies.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Interactive website with five modules to address safer sex motivation, knowledge, attitudes/norms, self-efficacy, and sexual communication skills. Program takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
safer sex
Interactive web-based intervention with five modules: motivation, knowledge, attitudes/norms, self-efficacy, and sexual communication skills.
(Other)
Attention-matched control website with five modules to address an introduction to mindsets, growth mindsets of intelligence, growth mindsets of self-control, growth mindsets of people, and an integrative summary. Program takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
growth mindsets
Interactive web-based intervention with five modules: mindsets introduction, growth mindsets of intelligence, growth mindsets of self-control, growth mindsets of people, and integrative summary.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
6-item self-report of program acceptability
time frame: Immediate post-test at completion of intervention
7-item self-report of sexual communication self-efficacy
time frame: Immediate post-test at completion of intervention and 3-month follow-up
3-item self-report of sexual communication intentions over next 3 months
time frame: Immediate post-test at completion of intervention and 3-month follow-up

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 14 years up to 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 10th grade girl - Able to read English Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Reducing HIV Risk Among Adolescents: Evaluating Project HEART
Principal investigator Laura Widman, PhD
Description This study evaluates an educational web-based intervention designed to increase adolescent girls' motivation and skills to engage in safer sexual behavior (Project HEART: Health Education and Relationship Training). Half of participants will receive Project HEART and half of participants will receive Project Growing Minds, an attention-matched control website focused on growth mindsets of intelligence and self-regulation. The ultimate goal of this work is to help girls reduce their risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and to avoid unplanned pregnancies. Primary outcomes for this study include 1) acceptability of the program, 2) communication self-efficacy, and 3) communication intentions.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by North Carolina State University.