This trial will test an expansion of an existing cervical cancer prevention intervention to a broader population to see if it is effective and sustainable.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Cervical Cancer
- Birth Control
- Breast Cancer
19 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months post behavioral intervention, 24 months post behavioral intervention, 36 months post behavioral intervention
2 Treatment Groups
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279 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: SHE-WOMEN · No Placebo Group · N/A
Who is running the clinical trial?
Age 18+ · Female Participants · 1 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
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- Brafford, Linda J., and Kenneth H. Beck. 1991. “Development and Validation of a Condom Self-efficacy Scale for College Students”. Journal of American College Health. Informa UK Limited. doi:10.1080/07448481.1991.9936238.
- Ramaswamy, Megha, and Patricia J. Kelly. 2015. “Sexual Health Risk and the Movement of Women Between Disadvantaged Communities and Local Jails”. Behavioral Medicine. Informa UK Limited. doi:10.1080/08964289.2015.1024602.
- Fernández, María E., Alicia Gonzales, Guillermo Tortolero-Luna, Janet Williams, Monica Saavedra-Embesi, Wenyaw Chan, and Sally W. Vernon. 2009. “Effectiveness of cultivando La Salud: A Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Promotion Program for Low-income Hispanic Women”. American Journal of Public Health. American Public Health Association. doi:10.2105/ajph.2008.136713.
- Hogenmiller, Jette R., Jan R. Atwood, Ada M. Lindsey, David R. Johnson, Melody Hertzog, and Joseph C. Scott. 2007. “Self-efficacy Scale for Pap Smear Screening Participation in Sheltered Women”. Nursing Research. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi:10.1097/01.nnr.0000299848.21935.8d.
- Helweg-Larsen, Marie, and Barry E. Collins. 1994. “The UCLA Multidimensional Condom Attitudes Scale: Documenting the Complex Determinants of Condom Use in College Students.”. Health Psychology. American Psychological Association (APA). doi:10.1037/0278-6220.127.116.11.
- Haynes, Meagan Campol, Nessa Ryan, Mona Saleh, Abigail Ford Winkel, and Veronica Ades. 2017. “Contraceptive Knowledge Assessment: Validity and Reliability of a Novel Contraceptive Research Tool”. Contraception. Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2016.09.002.
- Melnick, Alan L., Rebecca E. Rdesinski, E. Dawn Creach, Dongseok Choi, and S. Marie Harvey. 2008. “The Influence of Nurse Home Visits, Including Provision of 3 Months of Contraceptives and Contraceptive Counseling, on Perceived Barriers to Contraceptive Use and Contraceptive Use Self-efficacy”. Women's Health Issues. Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2008.07.011.
- Ramaswamy, Megha, and Patricia J. Kelly. 2015. ““the Vagina Is a Very Tricky Little Thing down There”: Cervical Health Literacy Among Incarcerated Women”. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Project Muse. doi:10.1353/hpu.2015.0130.
- Ramaswamy, Megha, Jaehoon Lee, Joi Wickliffe, Molly Allison, Amanda Emerson, and Patricia J. Kelly. 2017. “Impact of a Brief Intervention on Cervical Health Literacy: A Waitlist Control Study with Jailed Women”. Preventive Medicine Reports. Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.04.003.
- Pickett, Michelle L., Molly Allison, Katelyn Twist, Jennifer R. Klemp, and Megha Ramaswamy. 2018. “Breast Cancer Risk Among Women in Jail”. Bioresearch Open Access. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. doi:10.1089/biores.2018.0018.
- Ramaswamy, Megha, Rebekah Simmons, and Patricia J. Kelly. 2014. “The Development of a Brief Jail-based Cervical Health Promotion Intervention”. Health Promotion Practice. SAGE Publications. doi:10.1177/1524839914541658.
- Guvenc, Gulten, Aygul Akyuz, and Cengiz Han Açikel. 2010. “Health Belief Model Scale for Cervical Cancer and Pap Smear Test: Psychometric Testing”. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Wiley. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05450.x.
- Kelly, Patricia J., Molly Allison, and Megha Ramaswamy. 2018. “Cervical Cancer Screening Among Incarcerated Women”. Edited by Andrea Knittel. Plos One. Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199220.
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- Fernandez ME, Gonzales A, Tortolero-Luna G, Williams J, Saavedra-Embesi M, Chan W, Vernon SW. Effectiveness of Cultivando la Salud: a breast and cervical cancer screening promotion program for low-income Hispanic women. Am J Public Health. 2009 May;99(5):936-43. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.136713. Epub 2009 Mar 19.
- Megha Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH 2019. "Sexual Health Empowerment for Women's Health". ClinicalTrials.gov. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03984695.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many participants are currently eligible for this research trial?
"Affirmative, clinicaltrials.gov reveals that recruitment has opened for this research project which was initially posted on the 11th of November 2019 and recently modified on the 2nd of February 2021. 200 applicants are sought from a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Are there still opportunities to join this medical experiment?
"Affirmative. Data hosted on clinicaltrials.gov shows that this research is actively enrolling participants, with the study first advertised on November 11th 2019 and last edited today February 11th 2021. The trial seeks 200 patients from a single medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor