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Pilot Testing HIV Prevention in an Afro Caribbean Faith-Based Community.

Authors
  • Archibald, Cynthia M
  • Newman, David
Type
Published Article
Journal
The ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
26
Issue
2
Pages
43–49
Identifiers
PMID: 26197635
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This research attempted to test an HIV prevention intervention for Afro-Caribbean female teens. The purpose was to improve knowledge and attitudes concerning HIV/AIDS, improve mother-daughter sexual communication, and to reduce risky sexual behaviors. Using a community-based approach, sixty mother and daughter pairs were randomly assigned. One condition was experimental using the Making Proud Choices Caribbean Style (MPCCS); another was a comparison of General Health Education. Independent t-tests were used for analysis between the pretest, posttest and 90 days posttests. MPCCS indicated clear usage with other Caribbean teens. This study helped to support the theory when Afro-Caribbean (AC) teens feel they need to become sexually active (subjective norm), and have referent support (parental support), they may blend values, knowledge, and skills (control beliefs), and are likely to make proud choices to reduce risky sexual behavior in minimizing HIV in their communities.

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