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Title: Peer-led versus teacher-led AIDS education for female high-school students in Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Baghianimoghadam, M.H.
Forghani, H.
Zolghadr, R.
Khani, P.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: Peer-led programmes on AIDS prevention have shown a good level of effectiveness when tested among high-risk populations. This study compared peer-led and teacher-led methods of education about HIV/AIDS among female high-school students in Yazd city, Islamic Republic of Iran. In 2009 students in 3 high schools were trained by their classmates [peer-led], by the research team [teacher-led] or had no education [controls]; 180 students completed a specially designed questionnaire based on the health belief model, before and after the intervention. Post-intervention mean knowledge scores increased 2-fold in the peer-led group, and this was significantly higher than the increase in the teacheHed group scores [1.5-fold]. Control group scores were unchanged. In the peer-led programme all of the components of the model were significantly improved whereas in the teacher-led programme, only perceived severity and perceived barriers scored significantly higher after the intervention
Description: 353-357
Keywords: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Peer Group
Subject: Health Education
ISSN: 1020-3397
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