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  1. An interactive, computer-based program to educate patients about genital herpes.

    Article - En anglais

    Background and Objectives 

    Education and counseling constitute a substantial portion of management of patients with genital herpes.

    Innovative methods for education about genital herpes are needed.

    Goal : To test the ability of an interactive, computer-based program to educate patients about genital herpes.

    Study Design 

    Persons seeking care at five urban offices were asked to participate.

    A knowledge test about genital herpes was administered before and after participation.

    Participants'satisfaction was assessed with a questionnaire.


    Four bundred thirty-five participants enrolled, and 428 completed the herpes knowledge test.

    Of six questions evaluated, a statistically significant increase in the proportion of correct answers was noted on five of six questions.

    Fifty-one percent of participants answered all the questions correctly after the program, compared with 39% before the program.

    Satisfaction with the program was very high.


    Innovative, computer-based programs can provide education and assist in the management of chronic sexually transmitted infections.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Herpès, Virose, Infection, Appareil génital, Education santé, Programme sanitaire, Multimédia, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Herpes, Viral disease, Infection, Genital system, Health education, Sanitary program, Multimedia, Evaluation, United States, North America, America, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0392781

    Code Inist : 002B05C02E. Création : 22/03/2000.