A study based on a sample of 2500 individuals aged 18 years and over in six west African cities was undertaken for the purpose of determining the cross-cultural consistency and replicability of fears about AIDS.
A factor analysis of the data obtained confirmed a similar factor structure to that reported in Australia.
Implications for the prevention of HIV transmission in Nigeria and other west Arrican countries is discussed.
Our findings showed that the fear of AIDS Scale (FAIDSS) is a reliable index of fear of aids and is readily scaleable.
Other implications for health education are considered.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Peur, Croyance, Adolescent, Homme, Echelle évaluation, Psychométrie, Nigéria, Afrique, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Fear, Belief, Adolescent, Human, Evaluation scale, Psychometrics, Nigeria, Africa, Health education, Prevention, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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