ERIC Number: EJ1094716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
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Reference Count: 30
Health Information-Seeking Practices of African American Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Qualitative Study
Rose, India D.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Spencer, S. Melinda; Annang, Lucy; Lindley, Lisa L.
Youth & Society, v48 n3 p344-365 May 2016
The current study used a qualitative, phenomenological approach to investigate the health information-seeking practices of African American young men who have sex with men (AAYMSM). Forty-two self-identified AAYMSM, aged 18 to 21, residing in a Southeastern U.S. city participated in a qualitative focus group or face-to-face interview to examine their access to health information, current and preferred sources and types of health information, and recommendations for improving the delivery of health information to AAYMSM. Participants reported accessing health information from a complex network of sources, including peers, health care professionals, parents, and the Internet. Most consulted these sources to access information about the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS. In addition, participants provided recommendations to improve delivery of health information and identified parents and the Internet as preferred sources of health information. This research highlights the importance of developing health information, specifically for AAYMSM.
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Males, African Americans, Homosexuality, Health, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Young Adults, Urban Areas, Focus Groups, Interviews, Access to Information, Information Sources, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Disease Control, Parents, Internet
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