|Titre :||A critical review of the effectiveness of educational interventions applied in HIV/AIDS prevention (2017)|
|Auteurs :||Moruf Adelekan, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol. 100 (suppl.), 2017)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. S11-S16|
Objective A critical review of issues around the effectiveness of educational approaches applied in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention.
MethodsPublished papers, systematic reviews and technical reports were reviewed.
ResultsThe review has identified the large gap between the current state of the art and the ultimate goal of the education-based approaches contributing to the reduction of HIV incidence rates. Significant positive impact has been reported mainly on mediating factors to behavioural change (knowledge, attitude, and intentions). The reported impact on actual behaviour change has been weak and short-lived. Biological markers are not used in many studies as outcome measures and follow-up period is too short to facilitate the measurement of impact on behaviour change or biological markers. Several methodological flaws and cultural issues militate against effective programming. A guideline for standardising practice and research in school-based programme is available for use.
ConclusionThere is only very modest evidence of the effectiveness of educational interventions as a result of several gaps in project design, implementation and follow-up. There is urgent need to raise practice and research standards.
Educational interventions should utilise scientifically valid data gathering methods. Follow-up period should be long enough to allow for impact measurement.
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