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ERIC Number: EJ930327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1553-8346
Knowledge and Perception of STI/HIV Risk among Rural African-American Youth: Lessons Learned in a Faith-Based Pilot Program
Baldwin, Julie A.; Daley, Ellen; Brown, Emma J.; August, Euna M.; Webb, Candace; Stern, Rikki; Malow, Robert; Devieux, Jessy G.
Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, v9 n1 p97-114 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a pilot program designed to educate African American adolescents living in rural, North Florida about STIs/HIV and to compare the effectiveness of peer- and adult-led faith-based, HIV educational programs. Controlling for age and pretest knowledge scores, the summed knowledge score was significantly higher at posttest for the adult-led group than the teen-led group. Participants' perceived risk of acquiring HIV also increased significantly for the adult-led group. Significant pretest differences between the two groups narrowed at posttest. This pilot study has the potential to inform future, faith-based interventions for African American youth that utilize peer leaders to educate and conduct outreach on HIV/AIDS issues. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida