Findings suggest the intervention was efficacious in reducing unprotected sex at 12 months post-intervention, compared with the education control group. No significant differences were observed when comparing whether couples received the intervention together or when the woman received it alone. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve. Ajzen, I.
Long-Term Effects of an HIV/STI Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Heterosexual Couples
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | AIDS and Behavior: An Integrated Approach | The National Academies Press
Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Sexually transmitted infections STIs can produce long-term health problems. The population of people who go to clinics specializing in STIs are particularly at risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviors and having poor health outcomes-like infection with an STI. This study will test the effectiveness of using an educational DVD to reduce incidence of risky sexual behaviors and STI acquisition, including risk of HIV, and to improve overall health. Participation in this study will involve two phases. In Phase 1, participants will complete both computerized and paper surveys and watch an educational DVD.
Challenges and opportunities in the science of research to practice: lessons learned from a randomized controlled trial of a sexual risk-reduction intervention for psychiatric patients in a public mental health system. Milton L. Claudio G. Mann 2. Maria T.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a state-of-the-art sexual-risk reduction intervention for high-risk men and women. The main intervention consisted of seven small-group sessions based on well-established principles of cognitive—behavioral therapy. This intervention was compared with a single-session video-based risk reduction intervention. The main outcome measure was the incremental cost—utility ratio, which equals the additional cost per additional quality-adjusted life year QALY saved by the cognitive—behavioral intervention, in comparison with the video intervention. A mathematical model of HIV transmission was used to translate reported sexual behavior changes into estimates of the number of HIV infections averted by the interventions, and associated savings in QALYs and averted HIV-related medical costs.