Need Assessment for Developing Peer-Led HIV Prevention Program for Ethiopian Rural Youth

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151909
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Need Assessment for Developing Peer-Led HIV Prevention Program for Ethiopian Rural Youth
Abstract:
Need Assessment for Developing Peer-Led HIV Prevention Program for Ethiopian Rural Youth
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Ahn, Hyunmi, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Yonsei University College of Nursing
Title:Research Specialist
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to assess needs for HIV prevention program for Ethiopian female rural youth. Methods:   A need assessment process consisted of three steps; secondary data analysis, key informants interviews, and focus group interviews. The baseline survey data of Korea-Ethiopia-Yonsei Family Planning project were analyzed to examine the levels of HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitude among rural youth by STATA 10.0. Key informant interviews were conducted with 4 teachers and 5 health care providers to identify appropriate youth-friendly program contents. A focus group was conducted with 8 female youth during 90 minutes to verify the appropriateness of evaluation questionnaires and identify effective strategies for program administration.
Results:  Most youth got HIV/AIDS information from school and female youth obtained the information significantly lower than male counterparts. Female youth significantly less used condom at first sexual intercourse (8.3%) than male (40%) and 50% of female youth perceived their sexual behavior safe. Key informants recommended increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS, considering cultural aspects, increasing knowledge in depth and providing efforts of behavior change. Female youth participants reported that all items of the questionnaires were understandable and well-prepared peers would be an important factor for increasing program participation. Interpersonal communication skill and refusal skills were also suggested to be included in the HIV prevention program. Conclusion:  The findings suggest a school-based HIV prevention program that emphasizes life skills. As a preliminary step, a needs assessment was found to be an essential process for development a culturally tailored HIV prevention program.
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.titleNeed Assessment for Developing Peer-Led HIV Prevention Program for Ethiopian Rural Youthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151909-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Need Assessment for Developing Peer-Led HIV Prevention Program for Ethiopian Rural Youth</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ahn, Hyunmi, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Yonsei University College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">esderahn@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp; The purpose of this study is to assess needs for HIV prevention program for Ethiopian female rural youth. Methods: &nbsp; A need assessment process consisted of three steps; secondary data analysis, key informants interviews, and focus group interviews. The baseline survey data of Korea-Ethiopia-Yonsei Family Planning project were analyzed to examine the levels of HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitude among rural youth by STATA 10.0. Key informant interviews were conducted with 4 teachers and 5 health care providers to identify appropriate youth-friendly program contents. A focus group was conducted with 8 female youth during 90 minutes to verify the appropriateness of evaluation questionnaires and identify effective strategies for program administration. <br/>Results:&nbsp; Most youth got HIV/AIDS information from school and female youth obtained the information significantly lower than male counterparts. Female youth significantly less used condom at first sexual intercourse (8.3%) than male (40%) and 50% of female youth perceived their sexual behavior safe. Key informants recommended increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS, considering cultural aspects, increasing knowledge in depth and providing efforts of behavior change. Female youth participants reported that all items of the questionnaires were understandable and well-prepared peers would be an important factor for increasing program participation. Interpersonal communication skill and refusal skills were also suggested to be included in the HIV prevention program. Conclusion:&nbsp; The findings suggest a school-based HIV prevention program that emphasizes life skills. As a preliminary step, a needs assessment was found to be an essential process for development a culturally tailored HIV prevention program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:17:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:17:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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