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  1. The role of pharmacists in HIV/STD prevention : evaluation of an STD syndromic management intervention in Nepal.

    Article - En anglais


    To evaluate the effects of a pilot sexually transmitted disease (STD) syndromic case management training for pharmacists in Nepal on STD drug dispensing behavior, HIV/STD prevention communication, and condom promotion and sales.


    Pre-and post-intervention interviews with samples of 160 pharmacists were conducted utilizing the simulated client method to collect data on pharmacists'response to men reporting urethral discharge.

    In order to assess the long-term effects, a sub-sample of 38 pharmacists trained 7-9 months before the follow-up survey was analysed separately.


    There were no significant differences in the percentages of pharmacists who suggested taking medications, dispensed medications, or referred clients to a physician.

    The proportion of pharmacists who recommended an injection declined from 27% to 14%. Prior to the intervention, only one pharmacist (0.8%) dispensed the correct drugs and regimen for the syndromic treatment of urethritis.

    This increased to 45% immediately following the training.

    In a sub-sample of pharmacists who were interviewed 7-9 months after the training, the correct drugs and regimen were dispensed by 26%. The proportion of pharmacists who recommended to clients to have their sex partners treated increased from 5% to 21%. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Prévention, Evaluation, Méthode, Népal, Asie, Education santé, Pharmacien, Relation interpersonnelle, Clientèle, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Organisation santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Prevention, Evaluation, Method, Nepal, Asia, Health education, Chemist, Interpersonal relation, Clientele, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Public health organization

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0025718

    Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 31/05/1999.