In this article we describe the development and testing of three behavioral interventions to reduce the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among heterosexually active adolescents.
The interventions include a comic book, a videotape, and a group skill training curriculum that emphasize skill development-for communicating and negotiating condom use with partners, in addition to providing basic information.
Participants included 228 youths sampled in juvenile detention and 168 youths sampled from public health STD and other similar clinics.
The samples included both young men and women, and were comprised of African American and European American adolescents, ages 14-19.
Examination of the relative efficacy of the interventions at three and six months following intervention show very few differences among conditions, despite the fact that the interventions contained most of the elements that previously have been defined as essential for effective interventions.
In the discussion, we consider possible reasons for this outcome and make recommendations for future research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Adolescent, Homme, Hétérosexualité, Comportement sexuel, Condom, Communication, Partenaire sexuel, Education santé, Interaction sociale, Evaluation, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Adolescent, Human, Heterosexuality, Sexual behavior, Condom, Communication, Sex partner, Health education, Social interaction, Evaluation, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.