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A Brief, Peer-Led HIV Prevention Program for College Students in Bangkok, Thailand.
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PMID:  23332197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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STUDY OBJECTIVE: To test the effectiveness of a brief theory-based HIV prevention program led by peers among college students.
DESIGN: A quasi-experimental research using a pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design with 2-mo follow-up.
SETTING: A university in Bangkok.
PARTICIPANTS: For peer leaders, 70 undergrad students taking health sexuality course were invited to participate in the study. Then, a convenience sample of undergraduate students was recruited through peer leaders, 226 for experimental group and 209 for control group.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Information, motivation, behavioral skills, and AIDS/STIs preventive behaviors.
RESULTS: The study revealed that a Brief, Peer-Led HIV Prevention Program significantly increased knowledge of preventive behaviors (β = 2.67, P < .000), motivated participants to have a better attitude toward preventive behaviors (β = -5.26, P < .000), better subjective norms (β = -1.54, P < .000), and greater intentions to practice preventive behavior (β = -1.38, P < .000). The program also significantly decreased perceived difficulty of AIDS/STIs preventive behaviors (β = 2.38, P < .000) and increased perceived effectiveness at AIDS/STIs preventive behavior (β = -3.03, P < .000). However, it did not significantly increase AIDS/STIs preventive behaviors (β = 2.13, P > .05).
CONCLUSION: Findings of this study provide initial evidence as to how theoretical variables were operated to effectively increase knowledge, change motivation, and behavioral skills of AIDS/STIs preventive behavior among Thai college students. More research is needed to further test the effectiveness of the program on AIDS/STIs preventive behaviors among college students.
Authors:
Ratsiri Thato; Joyce Penrose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Nursing Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand. Electronic address: ratsiri99@gmail.com.
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