Social and behavioral research

Assessing the Impact of Psychosocial Involvement in Health Care Workers with and without Active Tuberculosis at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, India

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2018-09-13
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. The overall goal is to understand the psychosocial involvement in health care workers with and without active tuberculosis. The specific aims of this study are: To understand the...

Assessment of Depression and Anxiety among HIV-infected Adolescents in Pune, India

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2018-07-22
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This study is conducted under the TREAT Asia Network and funded by amfAR. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety among adolescents living with HIV in India and their determinants. DESIGN Cross-sectional, single time point, conveniently sampled...

Assessing Psychological Distress among Tuberculosis Patients and Their Household Members

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2018-07-17
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By assessing psychological distress, Indo-JHU researchers hope to better understand the correlation between depression and TB severity.

Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Computer-based Avatar-delivered Alcohol Reduction Intervention

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2018-07-05
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Study is assessing whether computer-delivered alcohol screening and intervention helps overcome barriers to treatment in India.

Multidisciplinary Research Training to Understand and Reduce HIV Incidence in Uganda

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2018-05-10
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Dr. Larry Chang is PI for this multi-year (2018-2023) training grant sponsored by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institute of Health. Abstract While substantial progress has been made in the global HIV response, impact has been uneven. Uganda provides a prime case study. Uganda...

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Usage among TB Populations in Pune, India

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2017-10-02
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With 8.6 million people affected worldwide in 2012, the control and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) has become an international priority. In order to reduce burdens and achieve global goals for TB control, new and innovative tools are necessary. With a growing number of mobile phone subscriptions...

Understanding Quality of Life during and Loss to Follow-up from Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment in Pune, India

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2017-05-15
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This study will examine a) risk factors for loss to follow-up from DR-TB treatment, b) actively trace DR-TB patients lost to follow-up from treatment and c) establish a prospective observational cohort of MDR-TB, XDR-TB and DS-TB patients as well as healthy controls nested within ongoing RNTCP...

Feasibility and Acceptability of Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment of Alcohol Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in Baltimore

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2013-01-01
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This study provides evidence to support the feasibility and acceptability of using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA ) methods for collecting data on alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men living in urban settings. These data provide the basis for future studies of EMA-...

Brief Venue Survey of HIV Risk Places and Use of Technology in the Baltimore Latino Population

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2010-12-14
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This study ended December 13, 2011. In the last ten years, Baltimore City has seen a doubling in the AIDS incidence rate among Latinos. This has been paralleled by a doubling of the Baltimore Latino population over the last five years. At the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), Latino patients...

Technology-enhanced Peer Navigation to Improve Injection Drug User (IDU) Engagement in HIV Care

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2000-01-01
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This study is evaluating an mHealth-enhanced peer navigation intervention for improving retention-in-care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for out-of-care, HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs). The CCGHE-developed emocha® is assisting peer navigators (former IDUs successfully...

Evaluation of an adapted Project Connect community based intervention among professionals serving young minority men

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2019-03-15
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
BACKGROUND: To address sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of young minority urban males, we developed and evaluated Project Connect Baltimore (Connect), which was adapted from a program with demonstrated effectiveness among young females. The objectives were to determine (1) the feasibility...

Understanding quality of care and satisfaction with sexual and reproductive healthcare among young men

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2018-11-30
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Journal of Healthcare Quality
OBJECTIVE: Sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRHC) guidelines recommend the delivery of quality preventive SRHC to males beginning in adolescence. A quality of care (QOC) framework was used to examine factors associated with young male's perceptions of QOC and satisfaction with care, which can...

The role of perceived friend depression and perceived stigma on self-reported depression among individuals who use drugs

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2018-11-15
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Journal of Community Psychology
Depression and substance use are highly comorbid, and stigmatized, mental health conditions influenced by social network factors. The objective of this study was to explore the role of perceived depression and perceived mental health stigma among friends on self-reported depression over time...

Syndemic factors and resiliency among Latina immigrant indirect sex workers in an emergent immigrant city

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2018-08-23
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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Female sex workers (FSW) constitute a highly vulnerable population challenged by numerous co-existing, or syndemic, risk factors. FSW also display resilience to these, and some evidence suggests that resilience may be associated with protective factors that improve health outcomes. We conducted in-...

Identifying solutions to improve the sexually transmitted infections testing experience for youth through participatory ideation

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2018-08-15
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AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) services, including screening, treatment, and counseling among youth, remain suboptimal. In the midst of increasing incidence of bacterial STIs, alarming STI disparities, and persistently low testing rates among youth, solution-focused and action-oriented...

Three years post-Affordable Care Act sexually transmitted disease clinics remain critical among vulnerable populations

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2018-06-18
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study is to examine whether demand for publicly funded sexually transmitted disease clinics changed after Affordable Care Act implementation. METHODS: The percentages of total incident sexually transmitted infections in Baltimore City that occurred at publicly...

Migration and risk of HIV acquisition in Rakai, Uganda: a population-based cohort study

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2018-04-15
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Lancet HIV
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, migrants typically have higher HIV prevalence than non-migrants; however, whether HIV acquisition typically precedes or follows migration is unknown. We aimed to investigate the risk of HIV after migration in Rakai District, Uganda. METHODS: In a prospective...

¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men

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2018-01-23
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Progress in Community Health Partnerships
Background: Latinos, particularly immigrant men, are more likely to present late to care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Objectives: This manuscript describes the development of ¡Sólo Se Vive Una Vez! (¡Vive!) (You Only Live Once), a multilevel (individual and community)...

¡Sólo se vive una vez! (you only live once): a pilot evaluation of individually tailored video modules aiming to increase HIV testing among foreign-born Latino men

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2017-02-01
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
BACKGROUND: Although Latinos living in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV, the development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV prevention, testing, and linkage to care interventions lag behind efforts occurring in other communities. To address sociocultural barriers to...

The socioecology of sexual and reproductive health care use among young urban minority males

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2017-01-05
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Journal of Adolescent Health
Purpose: To explore perceptions of facilitators/barriers to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care use among an urban sample of African-American and Hispanic young men aged 15-24 years, including sexual minorities. Methods: Focus groups were conducted between April 2013 and May 2014 in one mid-...

Perinatal Depression among HIV and TB Infected and Uninfected Women in an Urban Slum in India: Prevalence and Associated Birth Outcomes

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2018-10-04
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Grossman TB , Bhosale R, Alexander M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Jain D, Patil NU, Gupta A, Mathad JS. Perinatal depression among HIV and TB infected and uninfected women in an urban slum in India: prevalence and associated birth outcomes. IDSA. ID Week 2018. San Francisco, CA. October 3-7, 2018.

Lack of TB Knowledge Among TST-Positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity

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2017-10-13
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DeLuca A , Dhumal G, Paradkar M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A. Lack of TB Knowledge Among TST-Positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity. 48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Access among Tuberculosis Patents in Pune, India

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2016-12-04
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Ogale YP , Elf JL, Lokhande R, Mave V, Roy S, Gupta A, Golub J, Mathad J. Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Access among Tuberculosis Patents in Pune, India. 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Cape Town, South Africa.

Migration, HIV Infection, and Combination HIV Prevention Access in Rakai, Uganda

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2016-02-23
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Grabowski MK, Lessler J, Bazaale JM, Chang L, Nabukalu D, Wawer M, Nalugoda F, Ssekubugu R, Nakigozi G, Gray RH. Migration, HIV Infection, and Combination HIV Prevention Access in Rakai, Uganda. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016. Boston, MA. 2016.

Rakai Health Sciences Program: Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Research in HIV Dynamics, Prevention, and Care

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2015-10-30
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Chang, L. Rakai Health Sciences Program: Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Research in HIV Dynamics, Prevention, and Care. CFAR National Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Peer Navigators: Conscripting an Army of HIV-Positive Individuals to Supplement the Health Workforce

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2012-06-04
Chang, L. Peer Navigators: Conscripting an Army of HIV-Positive Individuals to Supplement the Health Workforce. 7th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence. Miami, FL.

Adventures in Social and Behavioral Interventions

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2012-02-27
Chang, L. Adventures in Social and Behavioral Interventions. Social and Behavioral Interventions Seminar. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baltimore, MD.