Primary and preferred sources for AIDS and sexual risk behavior information among adolescents in Swazailand, Southern Africa

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160651
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Presentation
Title:
Primary and preferred sources for AIDS and sexual risk behavior information among adolescents in Swazailand, Southern Africa
Abstract:
Primary and preferred sources for AIDS and sexual risk behavior information among adolescents in Swazailand, Southern Africa
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Buseh, Aaron
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall-Room 717, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Contact Telephone:414.229.3990
Public health efforts to reduce the transmission of AIDS among adolescents have depended on informational campaigns. A major problem is that many prevention programs do not study exactly where adolescents would prefer to obtain information. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the AIDS epidemic poses a massive problem of information diffusion and persuasion. Individuals working with adolescents to prevent the spread of AIDS must gain an understanding of adolescent's preference in obtaining information. This study describes the main and preferred sources of AIDS information in relation to age, gender, grade/form, and school location among a sample of secondary school school students (N=941) in Swaziland, Southern Africa. Rural schools accounted for 391 (41.6%) and urban schools accounted for 550 (58.4%) of the participants. By gender 485 females (51.5%) and 456 males (48.5%) completed the survey. Participants had a mean age of 16.4 years. Among the participants, 45.1% males and 36.5% females were currently sexually active. Although print/broadcast media were reported as providing the most information about AIDS, the students expressed their preference for healthcare workers and parents in discussing the AIDS epidemic. These findings reveal that health care workers and parents should be targeted in talking to their children in Swaziland about AIDS.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrimary and preferred sources for AIDS and sexual risk behavior information among adolescents in Swazailand, Southern Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160651-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Primary and preferred sources for AIDS and sexual risk behavior information among adolescents in Swazailand, Southern Africa</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buseh, Aaron</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall-Room 717, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.229.3990</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aaronbg@csd.uwm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Public health efforts to reduce the transmission of AIDS among adolescents have depended on informational campaigns. A major problem is that many prevention programs do not study exactly where adolescents would prefer to obtain information. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the AIDS epidemic poses a massive problem of information diffusion and persuasion. Individuals working with adolescents to prevent the spread of AIDS must gain an understanding of adolescent's preference in obtaining information. This study describes the main and preferred sources of AIDS information in relation to age, gender, grade/form, and school location among a sample of secondary school school students (N=941) in Swaziland, Southern Africa. Rural schools accounted for 391 (41.6%) and urban schools accounted for 550 (58.4%) of the participants. By gender 485 females (51.5%) and 456 males (48.5%) completed the survey. Participants had a mean age of 16.4 years. Among the participants, 45.1% males and 36.5% females were currently sexually active. Although print/broadcast media were reported as providing the most information about AIDS, the students expressed their preference for healthcare workers and parents in discussing the AIDS epidemic. These findings reveal that health care workers and parents should be targeted in talking to their children in Swaziland about AIDS.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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