Some interventions to reduce the risk of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that target youths have resulted in short-term increases in self-reported condom use.
However, long-term intervention effects have not been assessed.
Can a theoretically and culturally based, AIDS-risk reduction intervention delivered to naturally formed peer groups increase self-reported condom use among African-American early adolescents at 6 and 12 months of follow-up ?
A randomized, controlled trial of a community-based intervention delivered in eight weekly sessions involved 76 naturally formed peer groups consisting of 383 (206 intervention and 177 control) African-American youths 9 to 15 years of age.
A theory-based, culturally and developmentally tailored instrument that assessed perceptions, intentions, and self-reported sexual behaviors was administered to all subjects at baseline (preintervention) and 6 and 12 months later.
At baseline, 36% of youths were sexually experienced, and by 12 months of follow-up, 49% were sexually experienced.
Self-reported condom use rates were significantly higher among intervention than control youths (85% vs 61% ; P<. 05) at the 6-month follow-up.
However, by 12 months, rates were no longer significantly higher among intervention youths.
The intervention impact at 6 months was especially strong among boys (85% vs 57% ; P<. 05) and among early teens (13 to 15 years old) (95% vs 60...
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Utilisation, Condom, Intervention, Comportement sexuel, Perception, Intention, Revenu, Prévention, Enfant, Adolescent, Noir américain, Faible, Virose, Infection, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Use, Condom, Operation, Sexual behavior, Perception, Intention, Tempering, Prevention, Child, Adolescent, Black American, Low, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 96-0217016
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.