ERIC Number: EJ1160082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening and Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) Practices of College Student Health Centers
Oswalt, Sara B.; Eastman-Mueller, Heather P.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n8 p542-547 2017
Objective: To examine college student health centers' (SHCs) practices related to sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and treatment over a 5-year period. Participants: College SHCs that completed the ACHA Pap and STI Survey between 2010 and 2014. Methods: Chi-square tests were conducted with Cramer's V providing a measure of association. Results: Chlamydia screening of women under 25 years of age was a well-established practice. Almost one-third of SHCs did not report screening practices of men who have sex with men (MSM) consistent with current chlamydia and gonorrhea guidelines; however, there was improvement over time. Few college SHCs utilized expedited partner therapy (EPT), though fewer had blanket restrictions prohibiting its use in 2014 compared to 2010. Conclusions: Over the 5-year period, more SHCs followed current best practices. Improvement in compliance with guidelines related to MSM STD screening as well as increased usage of EPT is needed to best address the needs of the diverse college student population.
Descriptors: College Students, School Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Screening Tests, Intervention, Student Surveys, Health Behavior, Homosexuality, Best Practices, Statistical Analysis, Sexuality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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