Clinical Trials


Video Tool to Promote Knowledge of Syphilis as Facilitator of HIV Transmission

This study has been completed
Jacobi Medical Center

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Jacobi Medical Center Identifier

First received: November 2, 2007
Last updated: November 2, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007
History of Changes


During the winter of 2007, the Syphilis Advisory Group and Bureau of STD Control of the NYC Department of Health funded the Emergency Department of Jacobi Medical Center to further evaluate the effectiveness of the Syphilis and Men video in additional settings where men access STD related information and testing and where high-risk groups, such as MSM, frequent. The video was evaluated for promoting knowledge of syphilis, especially as facilitator of HIV transmission, and in encouraging concurrent testing (syphilis and HIV) among men recruited from a community-based organization, an ambulatory care setting, and a dance club.

Condition Intervention

Other : educational video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Video Tool to Promote Knowledge of Syphilis as Facilitator of HIV Transmission

Further study details as provided by Jacobi Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • The primary outcome was the score on a 10-question measure designed to assess knowledge attained from the syphilis educational video [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • A secondary outcome was the decision to be tested for syphilis and HIV [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]

Enrollment: 168
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2007

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
pre survey, intervention, post test survey
Other: educational video

educational video

No Intervention: 2
pre test survey and post test survey
Experimental: 3
video intervention and post test survey
Other: educational video

educational video

No Intervention: 4
post test survey

Detailed Description:

The Solomon-four group design was applied to assess the effectiveness of the video in raising syphilis knowledge among participants, while controlling for the influence of the pre-test knowledge survey in skewing post-knowledge survey scores. Participants in Group 1 received a pre-test survey, the video intervention, and the post-test survey; Group 2 received the pre-test and post-test surveys; Group 3 received the video intervention and post-test survey; and Group 4 received the post-test survey only. A computer-generated randomization list was used to assign participants to one of the four groups.



Ages Eligible for Study: Child, Adult, Senior  
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes  


Inclusion Criteria:

  • must speak english or spanish

Exclusion Criteria:
  • excluded if hearing or visually impaired

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00553111


United States, New York
New York University Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Manhattan, New York, United States, 10010
Gay Men of African Descent
Manhattan, New York, United States, 10035

Sponsors and Collaborators

Jacobi Medical Center


Principal Investigator: Chinazo Cunningham, MD Montefiore Medical Center
Principal Investigator: John Sanchez, MD, MPH Montefiore Medical Center
More Information

More Information

Responsible Party: Jacobi Medical Center Identifier: NCT00553111   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-09390  
Study First Received: November 2, 2007  
Last Updated: November 2, 2007  

Keywords provided by Jacobi Medical Center:

video education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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