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Adolescent SQ injection video validation

Title Validation of a video teaching tool for Adolescent Self Administration of Subcutaneous depot-medroxyprogesterone
Therapeutic Area Birth Control
Principal Investigator Andrea Zuckerman, MD
Max Age 19 Years
Gender Any
Contact Andrea Zuckerman, MD


This is a study to determine if a video that utilizes a peer to teach self administration of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone is both effective and well accepted by adolescent patients who are already receiving ongoing treatment with depot medroxyprogesterone by a medical provider via an inter muscular injection.  Self administration can be done at home and therefore offers an alternative to traveling to a medical office.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Assigned females at birth ages 19 and younger who have previously received at least one injection of depot-medroxyprogesterone

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Any patient who has never received a depot-medroxyprogesterone injection
  2. Any patient who has ever self administered any injectable medication
  3. Any patient who cannot understand spoken or written English as the video is currently in spoken English with English subtitles

Study Requirements

Two visits 12 weeks apart that will coincide with their usual timeline of visits to receive the depot-medroxyprogesterone injection.  At the first visit the subject will watch a short video and be asked to self administer the injection, then answer several survey questions.  At the second visit the subject will be asked to answer several survey questions.