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Effectiveness of Circle of Life, an HIV-preventive intervention for American Indian middle school youths: a group randomized trial in a Northern Plains tribe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24754555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the effectiveness of Circle of Life (COL), an HIV-preventive intervention developed specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) middle school youths.
METHODS: By partnering with a tribal community, we conducted a longitudinal wait-listed group randomized trial with 635 seventh and eighth graders in 13 schools of a Northern Plains tribe. We surveyed participants at baseline, 3 months, and 12 months from 2006 to 2007.
RESULTS: COL was found to increase HIV knowledge in the short term, but had no effect on sexual activity compared with those who did not receive it. However, COL was found to be effective for delaying the onset of sexual activity, with the greatest reduction in risk occurring for those receiving COL at early ages.
CONCLUSIONS: Community partnership was key to successful project design, implementation, and analysis. The project confirmed the importance of the timing of interventions in early adolescence. COL may be a key resource for reducing sexual risk among AI/AN youths.
Carol E Kaufman; Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell; Ellen M Keane; Jennifer A Desserich; Cindy Giago; Angela Sam; Christina M Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2014-04-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-14     Completed Date:  2014-07-25     Revised Date:  2014-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e106-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Community-Based Participatory Research
HIV Infections / prevention & control*
Health Education / methods
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Indians, North American / education*,  psychology
Sexual Behavior / statistics & numerical data
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