This study examined whether training women living with a severe mental illness to be assertive in sexual situations would decrease their risk for HIV infection.
Twenty female outpatients were randomly assigned to either a 10-session assertiveness training intervention or a waiting-list control condition.
All participants completed measures of HIV-related information, motivation, skills, and sexual risk behavior pre-and postintervention and at 2-and 4-month follow-ups.
Compared with controls, women in the intervention group increased their assertiveness skill, HIV knowledge, and frequency of condom-protected intercourse.
It is concluded that assertiveness training for women living with a severe mental illness can serve as I part of a comprehensive HIV-risk-reduction program for this vulnerable population.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Comportement sexuel, Programme éducatif, Trouble psychiatrique, Santé mentale, Homme, Femelle, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Sexual behavior, Educational schedule, Mental disorder, Mental health, Human, Female, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0424896
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.