This study examines whether cognitive/behavioral interventions that produced immediate changes in AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and intentions for coping with AIDS-risk situations among delinquents and abused adolescents, are capable of producing long-term benefits assessed at 9-12 months follow-up.
Adolescents (N=218) from 15 residential centers received an intensive nine-session HIV prevention program.
Centers were randomly assigned to skills training, discussion-only, or control groups.
Results showed that one intervention model, discussion groups, produced a long-term increase in knowledge about AIDS and higher reported intentions to cope with AIDS-risk situations.
However, both skills-training and discussion groups did not produce a long-term reduction in the level of engagement in high-risk behaviors.
Several reasons for these results are discussed, with emphasis on an explanation based on the theoretical perspective of life chances or life options.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Long terme, Délinquance juvénile, Trouble comportement social, Changement comportement, Enfant maltraité, Adolescent, Homme, Intervention cognitivocomportementale, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Long term, Juvenile delinquency, Social behavior disorder, Behavior change, Child abuse, Adolescent, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0275674
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199608.