Descriptive, qualitative data was collected from 30 women who participated in the Centers for Disead Control and Prevention-funded Perinatal HIV Reduction and Education Demonstration Activities (PHREDA) Project.
Women were primarily heterosexual, welfare-dependent, African-American mothers.
Staff trained women to conduct HIV/STD education as peer volunteers.
The theory-based educational components consisted of role model stories developed by women about their experiences with HIV/STDs and discussion groups to build behavioral and communication skills.
Women were given role-model stories and safer sex supplies to initiate conversations about women's health and sexual safety in their communities.
PHREDA groups allowed women to identify their risk reduction, sexual, and family issues.
Role model stories provided a validating medium through which high-risk women explored reproductive health risk and planned steps toward behavioral change.
Descriptive data from peer volunteers can provide an important perspective on small group, peer-based community HIV/STD reduction interventions.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Education santé, Relation interpair, Prévention, Facteur risque, Programme sanitaire, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Entretien, Expérience personnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Africain, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Education pairs
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Health education, Peer relation, Prevention, Risk factor, Sanitary program, Evaluation, Human, Female, Interview, Personal experience, United States, North America, America, African, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0516281
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 18/05/2000.