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

McCusker, Jane; Stoddard, Anne M.; Zapka, Jane G.; Lewis, Benjamin F.
October 1993
American Journal of Public Health;Oct93, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p1463
Academic Journal
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.


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