Substance-dependent adolescents (N=34) in a residential drug treatment facility received either a 6-session behavior skills training HIV-risk reduction intervention or standard HIV education.
After the intervention, adolescents who received behavior skills training exhibited increased knowledge about HIV-AIDS, more favorable attitudes toward prevention and condom use, more internal locus of control, increased self-efficacy, increased recognition of HIV risk and decreases in high-risk sexual activity.
Self-report data were corroborated by records for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
The results from this pilot demonstration effort suggest that skills training based on cognitive-behavioral principles may be effective in lowering high-risk adolescents'vulnerability to HIV infection and warrant evaluation in a controlled comparison with a larger sample.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Programme thérapeutique, Education sanitaire, Thérapie comportementale, Entraînement psychologique, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Toxicomanie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Efficacité traitement, Etude comparative, Adolescent, Virose, Infection, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Prevention, Sanitary program, Therapeutic schedule, Health education, Behavior therapy, Psychological training, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Drug addiction, Sexually transmitted disease, Treatment efficiency, Comparative study, Adolescent, Viral disease, Infection, Human
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Cote : 95-0287531
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.