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Title The Effectiveness of Health Education Materials in Influencing HIV Testing Behavior: The UNLV-SIPHI Study
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Degree MPH
Discipline/Department Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Degree Level masters
University/Publisher University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Abstract The UNLV-SIPHI (Sexual Health Internet-Based Public Health Intervention) Study focused on HIV prevention by improving HIV testing behavior through the development and dissemination of health education materials. The goal of the UNLV-SIPHI Study was to develop effective, custom-made HIV health education materials that promote the knowledge, intention and practice of HIV testing among UNLV students. The UNLV-SIPHI Study was conducted during Spring 2012 semester in selected UNLV undergraduate classes. An online quasi-randomized-control trial (RCT) was used to measure the difference in HIV testing behavior contributing factors among students exposed to the health education materials. Several nonparametric tests were used to analyze the results of the study. The results showed a significant increase in the knowledge of HIV testing practice among participants in the post-test groups over the pre-test population (T=5.5, p
Subjects/Keywords Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Epidemiology; Public Health; Public Health Education and Promotion; Virus Diseases
Contributors Michelle Chino; Tim Bungum; Patricia Cruz; Alan Simmons
Language en
Country of Publication us
Record ID oai:digitalscholarship.unlv.edu:thesesdissertations-2786
Repository unlv
Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2019-06-04
Created Date 2012-12-01 08:00:00

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…13-24 are the fastest growing demographic group for new HIV cases (CDC, 2011a; NSHD-STD/HIV/AIDS Control Program, 2010). While sexual health education programs in schools and in the community have had success with educating young adults…

…about HIV facts and how to protect themselves from HIV, there is evidence from the literature that knowledge about HIV testing as an HIV prevention measure, in particular, is lacking among young adults (Hou and Wisenbaker, 2005). Several health

…testing and other HIV prevention measures is to distribute health education materials in a variety of formats. However, the efficacy of such health education materials in promoting knowledge about HIV testing is largely unknown. Furthermore, the…

…effectiveness in increasing HIV testing knowledge by incorporating pictures into such health education materials has not been measured. There is a need for more research to be 1 done that measures the impact of health education materials on HIV testing…

…knowledge, in order for health promotion programs to develop the most effect materials possible that could educate young adults and other at-risk populations. HIV/AIDS Case Definition, Transmission and Prevention Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)…

…up Western blot test is done in about 3 months to confirm the presence of the infection (Schneider et al., 2008). 3 According to the case definitions of the Nevada State Health Division, a person with HIV is defined as having a positive…

…2012 b). In Nevada, there has been a gradual decline in the number of new HIV cases. While in 2009, there were 418 new HIV cases in Nevada, there were only 370 new HIV cases in 2011 (rate of 13.6 per 100,000). (Kaiser State Health

…diagnoses (CDC, 2011a). 5 HIV/AIDS Assessment of Nevada Youth The Nevada State Health Division 2010 HIV/AIDS annual reports highlight that youth ages 13-24 have one of the highest rates of new HIV cases in comparison to other groups in the state…

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