TITLE

Behavioral Outcomes of AIDS Educational Interventions for Drug Users in Short-Term Treatment

AUTHOR(S)
McCusker, Jane; Stoddard, Anne M.; Zapka, Jane G.; Lewis, Benjamin F.
PUB. DATE
October 1993
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Oct93, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p1463
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper reports the behavioral outcomes of informational vs enhanced small-group educational interventions fro drug users among 407 subjects in a short-term drug treatment program. Logistic regression was used to analyze drug use and sexual behaviors at the final follow-up visit. Among lower risk subjects, the enhanced intervention was more effective in reducing injection practices that produced risks in terms of human immunodeficiency virus infection; among those at highest risk, the informational interventions were more effective. The enhanced intervention was more effective than the informational interventions in reducing cocaine use at follow-up. No differential intervention effect on sexual risk behaviors was found.
ACCESSION #
9401102998

 

Related Articles

  • Sexual and Drug Risk Behaviors Among Women Who Have Sex With Women. Bell, Ann V.; Ompad, Danielle; Sherman, Susan G. // American Journal of Public Health;Jun2006, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p1066 

    Objectives. We examined risk behaviors of female drug users, comparing those who reported recently having had sex with women (recent WSW), those who reported previously having had sex with women (former WSW), and those who reported never having had sex with women (never WSW). Methods. We used...

  • Penile Bead Implantation in Relation to HIV Infection in Male Heroin Users in Taiwan. Tony Szu-Hsien Lee // Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research;Special2012, Vol. 3 Issue S, Special section p1 

    Background: Recent reports indicate that injection risk behavior has declined among injection drug users (IDUs) but sexual risk behavior continues. RuJu, classified as a form of body modification, is the practice of permanently inserting beads beneath the foreskin of the penis. A man who has...

  • An Examination of the Sexual Behavior of Middle-Class African American Female College Freshmen. Barnes, Sandra L.; Bynum, Mia Smith // Black Women, Gender & Families;Fall2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p1 

    Much of the research on African American adolescent sexual decision making has focused on teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among poor or urban residents. Few studies consider the sexual profiles of middle-class African American female college freshmen from diverse locales....

  • Behavior Change and AIDS. Klitsch, Michael // Family Planning Perspectives;Jan/Feb94, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p2 

    The article reports on the change in sexual behavior of persons in their 20s and 30s because of the AIDS epidemic. The cardiovascular risk study conducted in four states of the United States revealed that forty-three percent of respondents have made changes on their sexual behavior because of...

  • Mit Kiffen aufhören. Die Bereitschaft zur Verhaltensänderung bei Cannabisgebrauchenden in der Schweiz. Beatrice Annaheim; Martin Neuenschwander // International Journal of Public Health;Aug2007, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p233 

    Summary  Quitting hash. The readiness for behaviour change among cannabis users in Switzerland. Objectives:  The study aims to identify factors that are associated with the willingness of adolescents and young adults to modify their cannabis use. It is...

  • Risk and Protective Factors for Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts Among Deployed Danish Soldiers From 1990 to 2009. Ejdesgaard, Bo Andersen; Zøllner, Lilian; Jensen, Børge Frank; Jørgensen, Hans-Ole; Kähler, Henrik // Military Medicine;Jan2015, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p61 

    Objective: The study was undertaken to identify risk and protective factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among deployed Danish soldiers. Research on suicide among Danish veterans has only been conducted to a limited degree. Method: The method applied was a questionnaire survey...

  • Association of Aggression and Non-Suicidal Self Injury: A School-Based Sample of Adolescents. Tang, Jie; Ma, Ying; Guo, Yong; Ahmed, Niman Isse; Yu, Yizhen; Wang, Jiaji // PLoS ONE;Oct2013, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p1 

    Purpose: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescent has drawn increasing attention because it is associated with subsequent depression, drug abuse, anxiety disorders, and suicide. In the present study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in a school-based...

  • Beliefs as predictors of condom use by injecting drug users in treatment. Houlding, Carolyn; Davidson, Ron // Health Education Research;Apr2003, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p145 

    This study was conducted to clarify (1) the extent to which health beliefs selected from Protection Motivation Theory can combine to correctly classify 72 injecting drug users (IDUs) as condom users or non-users and (2) which of the beliefs ('vulnerability to a regular partner', 'vulnerability...

  • Sexual attitudes, pattern of communication, and sexual behavior among unmarried out-of-school youth in China. Bo Wang; Xiaoming Li; Stanton, Bonita; Kamali, Vafa; Naar-King, Sylvie; Shah, Iqbal; Thomas, Ronald // BMC Public Health;2007, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p189 

    Background: In recent years, more adolescents are engaging in premarital sex in China. However, only a limited number of studies have explored out-of-school youth's sexual attitudes and behaviors, critical for prevention intervention development. Methods: Using data from the baseline survey of a...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics