Community Empowerment for Preventing and Solving of AIDS-Related Problems

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147302
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Presentation
Title:
Community Empowerment for Preventing and Solving of AIDS-Related Problems
Abstract:
Community Empowerment for Preventing and Solving of AIDS-Related Problems
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Pensirinapa, Nittaya, MSc, DrPH
P.I. Institution Name:Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Warangkana Polprasert, MSc
Using quasi-experimental research with one group pre-test post-test design, the study objectives were to study perception, attitude and behavior on AIDS problem of community members and community leaders; evaluate the effects of community empowerment program on perception, attitude and behavior on AIDS problem of those two groups, and the community participation for AIDS-related problem. Thatarn subdistrict was purposively-selected with criteria of continued-increasing rate of HIV infection and no community involvement in solving this problem. Three groups of study sample were thirty-six volunteer community leaders from 7 villages of Thatarn who were representatives of significant groups in community, sixty community members from sampling households in 2 sampling villages, and four AIDS infected family in those villages. The 3 days-workshop of community empowerment for community leaders was developed based on the concept participatory learning, focus on learning and sharing about AIDS problem; increasing of team building, communication, problem solving and AIDS prevention skills; understanding and caring of AIDS infected cases; participatory planning; and AIDS hospice site visiting. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected using questionnaires, workshop evaluation form, program follow up and evaluation forms, and guideline for AIDS infected families in-depth interviewing. The study results were as follows, (1) community members' perception on AIDS problem were at a moderate level while their positive attitude and behavior were at a high level, but these three variables of the community leaders were at a high level both at pre and post program launching, (2) when compared these variables between pre and post program launching in each groups, significant difference (p<.001) was found only on perception and behavior in the community leaders group, (3) after the workshop, the community leaders organized various AIDS education activities as well as visited and supported 4 disclose AIDS infected families, and Thatarn AIDS Prevention Club was initiated.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCommunity Empowerment for Preventing and Solving of AIDS-Related Problemsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147302-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community Empowerment for Preventing and Solving of AIDS-Related Problems</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pensirinapa, Nittaya, MSc, DrPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pensirinapa@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Warangkana Polprasert, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Using quasi-experimental research with one group pre-test post-test design, the study objectives were to study perception, attitude and behavior on AIDS problem of community members and community leaders; evaluate the effects of community empowerment program on perception, attitude and behavior on AIDS problem of those two groups, and the community participation for AIDS-related problem. Thatarn subdistrict was purposively-selected with criteria of continued-increasing rate of HIV infection and no community involvement in solving this problem. Three groups of study sample were thirty-six volunteer community leaders from 7 villages of Thatarn who were representatives of significant groups in community, sixty community members from sampling households in 2 sampling villages, and four AIDS infected family in those villages. The 3 days-workshop of community empowerment for community leaders was developed based on the concept participatory learning, focus on learning and sharing about AIDS problem; increasing of team building, communication, problem solving and AIDS prevention skills; understanding and caring of AIDS infected cases; participatory planning; and AIDS hospice site visiting. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected using questionnaires, workshop evaluation form, program follow up and evaluation forms, and guideline for AIDS infected families in-depth interviewing. The study results were as follows, (1) community members' perception on AIDS problem were at a moderate level while their positive attitude and behavior were at a high level, but these three variables of the community leaders were at a high level both at pre and post program launching, (2) when compared these variables between pre and post program launching in each groups, significant difference (p&lt;.001) was found only on perception and behavior in the community leaders group, (3) after the workshop, the community leaders organized various AIDS education activities as well as visited and supported 4 disclose AIDS infected families, and Thatarn AIDS Prevention Club was initiated.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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