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Single Thai women's interpersonal communication and mass media reception on AIDS.

Authors
  • Nishino, Y
  • Schunck, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1997
Volume
9
Issue
2
Pages
181–200
Identifiers
PMID: 9167802
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

397 unmarried women in four districts of Kanchanaburi province were surveyed on the ways in which they discuss AIDS, AIDS prevention, and the relationship to mass media AIDS messages in Thailand. Respondents were asked about those subjects and the extent of their conversations about AIDS, the choice of discussion partners, considerations of social appropriateness in discussing the disease, and their perception of risk. The data indicate that women tend to discuss AIDS mainly with friends and siblings, their perception level of mass media messages is related to the number of topics discussed and the frequency of discussion, and socioeconomic status and age are related to the variety and frequency of talking about AIDS. Implications for AIDS education are discussed.

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