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.
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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0392781
Code Inist : 002B05C02E. Création : 22/03/2000.