ERIC Number: EJ999687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
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Feasibility Analysis of an Evidence-Based Positive Prevention Intervention for Youth Living with HIV/AIDS in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Parker, L.; Maman, S.; Pettifor, A.; Chalachala, J. L.; Edmonds, A.; Golin, C. E.; Moracco, K.; Behets, F.
AIDS Education and Prevention, v25 n2 p135-150 Apr 2013
We evaluated the feasibility of a Positive Prevention intervention adapted for youth living with HIV/AIDS (YLWH) ages 15-24 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. We conducted in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with intervention facilitators and YLWH participants on the following four areas of a feasibility framework: acceptability, implementation, adaptation, and limited-efficacy. The adapted intervention was suitable, satisfying, and attractive to program facilitators and participants and able to be implemented effectively. It performed well with a new population and showed preliminary efficacy. However, we identified certain aspects of the intervention that must be addressed prior to wider implementation such as: (1) including more content on navigating marriage while living with HIV and disclosure; (2) adjusting intervention timing and session length; and (3) simplifying the more complicated content. An adapted evidence-based intervention was found to be feasible and lessons learned can be applied to YLWH in other low-resource settings.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness, Youth, Young Adults, Adolescents, Interviews, Marriage, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Time Factors (Learning), Course Content
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Congo