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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160764
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chilean Health Care Workers: Beyond the AIDS Law in Primary Health Care Settings
Abstract:
Chilean Health Care Workers: Beyond the AIDS Law in Primary Health Care Settings
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Araya, Alejandra, PhD student
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Contact Address:, Rochester, MN, 55906, USA
Contact Telephone:5072061138
Co-Authors:A. Araya, L. Ferrer, M. Bernales, R. Cianelli, L. Lara, Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile, Santiago, CHILE; A. Araya, K. Norr, J. Norr, , University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; R. Cianelli, , University of Miami, Miami, FL;
Background: In 2001, Chile formalized AIDS law that articulates the rights of people living with HIV regarding discrimination and HIV-testing (confidentiality, informed consent, and voluntary). Purpose: To evaluate the impact of a nurse-facilitated-peer-group intervention project for AIDS law knowledge for Health Care Workers (HCWs). Theoretical framework: Primary Health Care, Self-efficacy, and Freirean adult learning theories guided this program. Subjects: Two low-income communities were randomly assigned to intervention (n=262) or control (n=293) condition, five clinics were selected from each area. Method: A quasi-experimental study funded by NIH, John E. Fogarty International Center (TW 006980) examined impacts of a project nurse-facilitated-peer-group intervention for HIV prevention by HCWs. The intervention group received one session about the AIDS law. HCWs knowledge was measured with a single question "know the law"; (Yes/No); 9 true/false items, and a summary score (% correct for 9 items) from pre and 3-month-post-intervention survey. Analysis used paired t-tests. Results: At baseline, only 16% of HCW's knew the law, and they answered only half of the 9 items correctly. The intervention group substantially increased awareness of the law after the intervention. Their mean score increased from 42.4% to 71.7% (p<.001), with significant increases for each item. The control group had a smaller but significant increase in their awareness of the law, from a mean of 47.1% to 53.2% (p<.001), and no change for 5 of 9 items. Conclusion: HCWs had poor initial knowledge of the existence and contents of AIDS law, which improved with intervention. HIV/AIDS education is necessary to build a bridge between practice and regulation and improve care to people living with HIV. Acknowledgement: This research was partiality supported by UIC AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP-D43 TW00141).
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.titleChilean Health Care Workers: Beyond the AIDS Law in Primary Health Care Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160764-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Chilean Health Care Workers: Beyond the AIDS Law in Primary Health Care Settings</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Araya, Alejandra, PhD student</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Rochester, MN, 55906, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">5072061138</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aaraya2@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A. Araya, L. Ferrer, M. Bernales, R. Cianelli, L. Lara, Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile, Santiago, CHILE; A. Araya, K. Norr, J. Norr, , University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; R. Cianelli, , University of Miami, Miami, FL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: In 2001, Chile formalized AIDS law that articulates the rights of people living with HIV regarding discrimination and HIV-testing (confidentiality, informed consent, and voluntary). Purpose: To evaluate the impact of a nurse-facilitated-peer-group intervention project for AIDS law knowledge for Health Care Workers (HCWs). Theoretical framework: Primary Health Care, Self-efficacy, and Freirean adult learning theories guided this program. Subjects: Two low-income communities were randomly assigned to intervention (n=262) or control (n=293) condition, five clinics were selected from each area. Method: A quasi-experimental study funded by NIH, John E. Fogarty International Center (TW 006980) examined impacts of a project nurse-facilitated-peer-group intervention for HIV prevention by HCWs. The intervention group received one session about the AIDS law. HCWs knowledge was measured with a single question &quot;know the law&quot;; (Yes/No); 9 true/false items, and a summary score (% correct for 9 items) from pre and 3-month-post-intervention survey. Analysis used paired t-tests. Results: At baseline, only 16% of HCW's knew the law, and they answered only half of the 9 items correctly. The intervention group substantially increased awareness of the law after the intervention. Their mean score increased from 42.4% to 71.7% (p&lt;.001), with significant increases for each item. The control group had a smaller but significant increase in their awareness of the law, from a mean of 47.1% to 53.2% (p&lt;.001), and no change for 5 of 9 items. Conclusion: HCWs had poor initial knowledge of the existence and contents of AIDS law, which improved with intervention. HIV/AIDS education is necessary to build a bridge between practice and regulation and improve care to people living with HIV. Acknowledgement: This research was partiality supported by UIC AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP-D43 TW00141).</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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