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NCJ Number: 249270 Find in a Library
Title: Efficacy of a Process Improvement Intervention on Delivery of HIV Services to Offenders: A Multisite Trial
Journal: American Journal of Public Health  Volume:104  Issue:12  Dated:December 2014  Pages:2385-2391
Author(s): Frank S. Pearson; Michael S. Shafer; Richard Dembo; Graciela del Mar Vego-Debien; Jennifer Pankow; Jamieson L. Duvall; Steven Belenko; Linda K. Frisman; Christy A. Visher; Michele Pich; Yvonne Patterson
Date Published: December 2014
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study tested a modified Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) process improvement model in implementing improved HIV services (prevention, testing, and linkage to treatment) for offenders under correctional supervision.
Abstract: The results were significant at the .05 level, and the point estimate for the odds ratio was 2.14. Although overall the results were heterogeneous, the experiments that focused on implementing HIV prevention interventions had a 95-percent confidence interval that exceeded the no-difference point. The results demonstrate that a modified NIATx process improvement model can effectively implement improved rates of delivery of some types of HIV services in correctional environments. As part of the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies, Phase 2, the HIV Services and Treatment Implementation in Corrections study conducted 14 cluster-randomized trials in 2011 to 2013 at nine U.S. sites, where one correctional facility received training in HIV services and coaching in a modified NIATx model and the other received only HIV training. The outcome measure was the odds of successful delivery of an HIV service. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV testing policies; AIDS/HIV transmission; BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; HIV antibody test; Inmate health; Inmate health care; Program implementation
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