Smartphone delivery of mobile HIV risk reduction education

Karran A. Phillips, David H. Epstein, Mustapha Mezghanni, Massoud Vahabzadeh, David Reamer, Daniel Agage, Kenzie L. Preston

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Abstract

We sought to develop and deploy a video-based smartphone-delivered mobile HIV Risk Reduction (mHIVRR) intervention to individuals in an addiction treatment clinic. We developed 3 video modules that consisted of a 10-minute HIVRR video, 11 acceptability questions, and 3 knowledge questions and deployed them as a secondary study within a larger study of ecological momentary and geographical momentary assessments. All 24 individuals who remained in the main study long enough completed the mHIVRR secondary study. All 3 videos met our a priori criteria for acceptability "as is" in the population: they achieved median scores of ≤2.5 on a 5-point Likert scale; ≤20% of the individuals gave them the most negative rating on the scale; a majority of the individuals stated that they would not prefer other formats over video-based smartphone-delivered one (all P < 0.05). Additionally, all of our video modules met our a priori criteria for feasibility: ≤20% of data were missing due to participant noncompliance and ≤20% were missing due to technical failure. We concluded that video-based mHIVRR education delivered via smartphone is acceptable, feasible and may increase HIV/STD risk reduction knowledge. Future studies, with pre-intervention assessments of knowledge and random assignment, are needed to confirm these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number231956
JournalAIDS Research and Treatment
Volume2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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