This study's objective was to find out if HIV prevention program planners seek out science in designing interventions, and if not, where they turn for prevention information.
Researchers conducted a survey of 284 program managers of AIDS prevention programs across the United States.
Respondents'three most important sources of information were peers and colleagues, departments of public health (DPH) and the centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The four least important sources included scientific publications and government reports.
We find that most program managers do not turn to research, nor do they perceive it as an important source of information.
They turn to each other, their DPH, and the CDC.
Theu authors have made suggestions for researchers, community-based organizations, state DPHs, and the CDC to close the gap between HIV prevention science and prevention practice.
We must ensure that our efforts will not be wasted, and we can make a diffrence in the fight against HIV.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Education santé, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Source information, Utilisation, Connaissance, Enquête, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Décideur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health education, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, United States, North America, America, Information source, Use, Knowledge, Survey, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0129624
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/06/1998.