|Titre :||Increased adolescent knowledge and behavior following a one-time educational intervention about tuberculosis (2017)|
|Auteurs :||Lindsay A. Hatzenbuehler, Auteur ; Jeffrey R Starke, Auteur ; E. O’BrianSmith, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol.100 n° 5, Mai 2017)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 950-956|
To evaluate the impact of a tuberculosis (TB) educational intervention (EI) on change in adolescent student knowledge and participation in a TB prevention program.
From 2/2013-5/2015, students from 2 high schools in Houston, TX participated. The 25-min EI discussed TB bacteriology, epidemiology, symptoms, and indications for TB testing/treatment. Students completed pre- and post-quizzes. Immediately after the EI, students were invited to participate in voluntary TB risk-factor screening, testing and treatment. At 6 months, focus groups were conducted.
895 students attended the EI. 827 students (92%) completed the EI quizzes. Knowledge improved by 12% (pre: 70%; post: 82%, p Conclusion
A brief, one-time, TB EI is an effective method to encourage adolescents to learn about TB and motivate their uptake of TB risk-factor screening, testing and treatment. Similar EIs should accompany TB prevention programs targeting adolescents.
The study’s procedures could be considered for incorporation into school-based TB prevention programs to improve the identification, testing and treatment of adolescents at risk for TB.
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