TITLE

GROUP MEMBERSHIP AND STI KNOWLEDGE AMONG ADOLESCENTS: A TEN-YEAR WINDOW

AUTHOR(S)
Murphey, Patti A.; Nagy, Stephen
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p203
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
STI knowledge levels of 3680 fifteen and sixteen year olds from the same schools were assessed four times over a ten year time span. Results showed that STI knowledge levels among adolescents increased over the ten-year period. Lowest scores were found among African American males and highest scores were found among Caucasian females. Results indicate that knowledge of disease specific symptoms showed the greatest gains in correct responses. Health education and promotion programs should include symptomolgy as part of sex education curricula focusing on specific and non-specific symptoms of STI's.
ACCESSION #
7714108

 

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