AIDS knowledge, concerns, and behavioral changes among inner-city high school students.
Knowledge of AIDS, attitudes toward AIDS and condoms, and behavioral changes because of AIDS were studied in 771 students, Grades 9-12 (mean age, 16 years) who completed anonymous questionnaires in gym classes of a New York City high school.
Students demonstrated good knowledge of AIDS, with some misconceptions, and significant concerns about AIDS, with some behavioral changes, but most continued to engage in high-risk behaviors.
These data indicate that efforts aimed at HIV/AIDS prevention in adolescents must translate knowledge and concerns into behavioral change.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adolescent, Homme, Attitude, Changement comportement, Comportement sexuel, Programme éducatif, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adolescent, Human, Attitude, Behavior change, Sexual behavior, Educational schedule, Prevention, United States, North America, America, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0272036
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.