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ERIC Number: EJ957803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Implementing a Community Intervention to Reduce Young People's Risks for Getting HIV: Unraveling the Complexities
Visser, Maretha J.; Schoeman, Johan B.
Journal of Community Psychology, v32 n2 p145-165 Mar 2004
The ineffectiveness of community-based interventions can often be traced to problems that occur during implementation. In this study, we outline the implementation of a human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention program in an educational setting in South Africa. An action research approach was used in the implementation of the intervention and a process and outcome evaluation, integrating qualitative and quantitative research methods, was made. The research illustrated the various levels of interaction in the community and the complexity of the processes involved in the implementation of interventions to facilitate community change. Social ecological theory, systems theory, and the social constructional approach are used to clarify the complexities of the implementation of community interventions. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa