This study examined whether active prompting would increase the number of free condoms taken from dispensers placed in counselors'offices in a cocaine abuse treatment clinic.
Using a combined multiple baseline and reversal design, two teams of counselors were instructed to actively prompt and encourage condom taking during some conditions and to avoid commenting on or encouraging condom use in other conditions.
To monitor accuracy of implementing the intervention, counselors completed a checklist for every subject they saw in their office during the day.
Overall, the number of condoms taken per visit during prompting conditions was almost six times greater than during baseline conditions.
However, implementation declined during the study, and all counselors complained about the intervention.
Implications for dispensing free condoms to reduce HIV risk in drug abuse treatment clinics are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Comportement sexuel, Toxicomanie, Dépendance, Cocaïne, Relation sexuelle, Prise risque, Condom, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Sanitary program, Sexual behavior, Drug addiction, Dependence, Cocaine, Sexual intercourse, Risk taking, Condom, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 98-0248296
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 11/09/1998.