AIDS and Behavior has published a brand new iTech publication: “Maximizing Digital Interventions for Youth in the Midst of Covid-19: Lessons from the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV Interventions.”
In this paper, iTech discusses COVID-19-driven alterations to studies conducted within the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV Interventions (ATN) supported UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech). iTech includes 11 sub-studies (eight active RCTs, two of which are delivered fully remotely) focused on improving HIV prevention and care among adolescents and young adults using digital health interventions and relying on harmonized assessments and engagement metrics. As many research groups pivot to virtual delivery, iTech’s experience implementing youth-focused virtual RCTs provides an opportunity to discuss best practices, potential pitfalls and unique considerations to maximize digital health interventions for youth in the midst of COVID-19.
Full article text here.