The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of an AIDS education intervention for methadone-dependent, African American women.
The women were randomly assigned to experimental (n=107) or control (n=97) group.
The experimental group participated in a peer counseling and leadership training program conducted by two experienced nurse counselors over an 8-week period, followed by 8 weeks of reinforcement.
The program was designed to reduce AIDS high-risk sexual behavior, increase self-esteem, decrease depressive affect, and increase the women's community-based AIDS prevention communication activities.
A total of 130 women completed all phases of the study, including longitudinal Posttests at 2,4, and 7 months after enrollment.
Compared to the control group, there were statistically significant differences in three of the outcomes for the experimental group : The experimental group reported an increased number of safer sexual behaviors (p=029), showed decreases in depression (p=001), and reported engaging in more AIDS-related, community-based communication activities regarding prevention (p=005).
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Comportement sexuel, Protection, Condom, Toxicomanie, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Epidémiologie, Risque, Education santé, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Africain, Ethnie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual behavior, Protection, Condom, Drug addiction, Sanitary program, Prevention, Epidemiology, Risk, Health education, Evaluation, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, African, Ethnic group, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0280453
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 27/11/1998.