In this intervention, participants design and implement an HIV/AIDS prevention project for Mexican homosexual men.
The intervention is consistent with, and contributes to, empowerment theory because it enhances collective action, provides opportunities to develop knowledge and skills, creates needed resources, and includes shared control with professionals and among participants.
The intervention described provides an illustration of an empowering process and distinguishes itself from empowerment outcomes.
An evaluation of the project is also described, but the outcomes were HIV/AIDS-related behaviors rather than psychological empowerment of the participants.
The results suggest that the participants'HIV/AIDS knowledge and preventive behavior improved when compared to individuals who did not participate in the intervention.
In addition, the intervention generated community change initiated by participants.
Implications for designing interventions using an empowerment approach are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Mâle, Homosexualité, Comportement sexuel, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Participation, Motivation, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Sanitary program, Human, Male, Homosexuality, Sexual behavior, Mexico, Central America, America, Participation, Motivation, Ethnic group, United States, North America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0291685
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.