eHealth Familias Unidas Primary Care for Sexual Risk Behaviors

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Ambulatory Care Center West Pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Sexual Risk Behaviors+2 More
eHealth Familias Unidas Primary Care - Behavioral
Eligibility
< 18
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a computer program can help prevent drug use, sexual risk behaviors, and STIs in Hispanic youth.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Sexual Risk Behaviors
  • Family Functioning
  • Drug Use

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Sexual Risk Behaviors

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether eHealth Familias Unidas Primary Care will improve 3 primary outcomes and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Sexual Risk Behaviors. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline, Baseline to 6 months, baseline to 12 months, baseline to 24 months, baseline to 36 months.

Month 36
Change in drug use
Change in family functioning as assessed by the Parent Relationship with Peer Group
Change in family functioning as assessed by the Parent-Adolescent Communication Scale
Change in family functioning as assessed by the Parenting Practices Questionnaire
Change in incidence of sexually transmitted infection
Change in unprotected sexual behavior

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Sexual Risk Behaviors

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Treatment as Usual
1 of 2
eHealth Familias Unidas Primary Care
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 456 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. EHealth Familias Unidas Primary Care is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

eHealth Familias Unidas Primary Care
Behavioral
eHealth Familias Unidas consists of 12 sessions: eight (12 - 15 minute) "mock" parent sessions in Spanish and four (30 - 45 minute) online family sessions delivered in either Spanish and/or English.
Treatment as UsualParticipants in this condition will not receive an intervention.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, baseline to 6 months, baseline to 12 months, baseline to 24 months, baseline to 36 months
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline, baseline to 6 months, baseline to 12 months, baseline to 24 months, baseline to 36 months for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
G. P.
Prof. Guillermo Prado, Professor
University of Miami

Closest Location

Ambulatory Care Center West Pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and younger. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Female and male adolescents of Hispanic immigrant origin, defined by at least one parent born in a Spanish speaking country of the Americas. Parent must understand Spanish given that parent sessions are delivered in Spanish.
Adolescent between the ages of 12 - 17 years
Adolescent living with an adult primary caregiver who is willing to participate
Families must have broadband internet access on a device, including (but not limited to) a smart phone, iPad, tablet, a home computer or a computer at another location (e.g., school, library, etc.)

Patient Q&A Section

What are common treatments for sexual risk behaviors?

"Treatments for sexual risk behaviors are available, but may be difficult for many patients to receive and adhere to. Many patients also need to get other treatment for their mental health." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many people get sexual risk behaviors a year in the United States?

"1.9 million students a year experienced sexual risk behaviors, which may include risky sexual behaviors. More research is needed to better understand the risk groups and how to decrease those risky sexual behaviors among at-risk youth." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is sexual risk behaviors?

"All the data obtained were the result of this questionnaire- based survey. As they may contain some flaws, the results must be considered with great caution.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can sexual risk behaviors be cured?

"In this sample, there appeared not to be a difference in sexual risk behavior between those who reported that they had not been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection and those who had not. However, it is important that all patients who reported sexual risk behaviors at baseline be tested in order to rule out possible undiagnosed infection. This could provide the opportunity to change lifestyle behaviors, such as sexual risk behaviors, that could result in a reduction of sexually transmitted infections and the transmission of AIDS." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What are the signs of sexual risk behaviors?

"The following five symptoms or experiences were associated with sexual risk behaviors: sexual risk thoughts, feelings of anxiety, feelings of guilt and anger regarding sexual behavior, sex with friends or strangers, and sexual partner's expectations about sexual activity. Findings from a recent study is the first time to define the signs for sexual risk behaviors in an adolescent population without identifying a core symptom or experience. Given that the symptoms or experiences identified in the current investigation constitute a set of interconnected and interrelated symptoms, our study lends support to the idea of the syndromal nature of the signs." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What causes sexual risk behaviors?

"Sexually transmitted diseases are serious public health problems that impact on the quality of life of many adolescents. In the United States, the two most frequent STDs are human papillomavirus (HPV) and sexually transmitted genital warts (STGD). Most sexually transmitted infections among adolescents are acquired through one of these STDs. The risk factors for acquiring an STDs vary by adolescent gender. Adolescents are most likely infected with an STDs while they are still in their teens, mostly by participating in sexual intercourse. The risk of acquiring a STDs also increases when they are most vulnerable to it, such as during the period of time after their first period or when they are menstruating." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Have there been any new discoveries for treating sexual risk behaviors?

"Sexual risk behaviors exist and we have begun targeting them by utilizing social messages to help adolescents get the sex they need and love the person that they love. Although, we found no new therapies to treat sexual risk behaviors, we have focused on developing new therapies by considering psychosocial interventions such as social media that has been proven to be effective among adolescents in the past." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the average age someone gets sexual risk behaviors?

"The findings confirm the need for health education programs that provide information on early sexual risk behaviors of young adults, and to increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does sexual risk behaviors run in families?

"Although earlier family-based studies of sexual risk behaviors found that sex-stratified analyses reveal higher rates of unprotected sex, these findings do not appear to be representative of the entire group or general population. Data from a recent study illustrate that caution in using high-risk families for family-based studies of sexual risk behaviors is warranted." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does ehealth familias unidas primary care improve quality of life for those with sexual risk behaviors?

"The use of eHealth familias unidas, as an alternative to traditional services to screen patients with sexual risk behavior, was efficient in improving quality of life: health-related physical functioning, social relations, and self-perceived health." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Have there been other clinical trials involving ehealth familias unidas primary care?

"There is considerable potential to improve patient knowledge of available options within ehealth family care services. The ehealth family care services studied in this research should be integrated into patient care within patient-centred primary care teams. There is evidence that such a model improves the provision of support, care coordination and support for sexual health by patients, their partners and carers." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Who should consider clinical trials for sexual risk behaviors?

"[A study from 2015] demonstrated that only a large proportion of gay and minority men, and their heterosexual peers were interested in participating in a research study. This needs to be considered when planning a study, because the participants must want to participate to a trial and will want to take part in the results, and to achieve participation, it is important to be able to answer the many questions the potential participant may ask. The participants would also want to know the research goals and the methods to be used for the results. In addition, all of the participants are aware of the possible repercussions in their life, but still they want to participate in a scientific trial to be the first to receive the treatment and to save themselves and other people." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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