ERIC Number: ED337739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Designing and Implementing an Educational Program on AIDS for Minority Childbearing Women To Enhance AIDS Awareness.
Nimphius, Gail M.
Ignorance, misinformation, and a failure to personalize the risk for acquisition of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) virus has created a situation in which the incidence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) seroprevalence among minority childbearing women in a Florida county is increasing. An increased incidence in this population yields an increased incidence of perinatal AIDS transmission and hence pediatric AIDS. Perinatal AIDS transmission is disproportionately represented by African American and Hispanic women nationwide and this county is no exception. An educational program on AIDS, targeted at minority childbearing women, was implemented in an attempt to enhance the women's knowledge regarding the disease. Subjects (N=127) were antepartum or postpartum patients. A video which featured the testimony of three peer women who had AIDS or were infected with HIV was used to disseminate information. Five major categories of instruction were included: dispelling myths; children and AIDS; transmission of the virus, condoms; and personalizing the risk. Following the video, county statistics were given to validate and further personalize the risk. Human Immunodeficiency Virus testing was discussed and a condom demonstration was performed in an attempt to equip the participants with actual steps which can be taken towards protection. Evaluation data indicated that the project was successful in enhancing the knowledge base of the majority of the participants. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.