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Title: Social and behavioural HIV/AIDS research in Jordan: a systematic review
Authors: Alkhasawneh, E.
Ismayilova, L.
Olimat, H.
El Bassel, N.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: This systematic review evaluated the extent of HIV/AIDS research conducted in Jordan related to behavioural and/or social outcomes. MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsyclNFO and OVID [1980-2009] were searched as well as the International AIDS Society abstract archives [2000-2009]. Existing reviews and primary studies were cross-referenced for further citations, and unpublished literature and ongoing trials were searched by contacting experts and active researchers in the field. Google Scholar was used to search in peer-reviewed local or regional journals not included in the above-mentioned databases. Searches were also conducted of Arabic literature. Only 8 relevant studies were identified; all were descriptive cross-sectional studies, either quantitative or qualitative. Convenience samples were used in the majority of the studies, severely limiting the generalizability of the findings. The studies focused on HIV/AIDs knowledge and attitudes in the general population and among health professionals; at-risk populations were not assessed
Description: 487-494
Keywords: HIV Infections
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ISSN: 1020-3397
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