TITLE

A SCHOOL-BASED HIV/AIDS PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAM: OUTCOMES OF PEER-LED VERSUS COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE-LED INTERVENTIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Dunn, Linda; Ross, Brenda; Caines, Tony; Howorth, Peggy
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Winter98, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p339
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study evaluated a brief school-based HIV/AIDS prevention intervention for adolescents delivered by either community health nurses (CHNs) or by trained peer educators (PEs). The interventions consisted of two one-hour sessions. Following the sessions, subjects in the CHN led and PE-led groups and a control group filled out questionnaires measuring HIV/AIDS prevention knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and behavioural intentions. Students in both the CNN and PE-led groups had significantly higher scores than controls in HIV/AIDS prevention knowledge and students in the PE-led group had significantly higher knowledge scores than students in the CNN-led group. Students in the PE-led group had significantly higher scores on the HIV/AIDS prevention attitudes, self-efficacy, and behavioural intentions questionnaire than did controls. On specific questionnaire items concerning key predictor variables associated with condom use, student scores indicated that the PE-led intervention, and to a lesser extent the CHN-led intervention, had a significant positive impact.
ACCESSION #
1893100

 

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