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NCJ Number: 249373 Find in a Library
Title: HIV Knowledge Among a Longitudinal Cohort of Juvenile Detainees in an Urban Setting
Journal: Journal of Correctional Health Care  Volume:21  Issue:2  Dated:April 2015  Pages:112-124
Author(s): Charbel El Bcheraoul; Xinjian Zhang; Leah J. Welty; Karen M. Abram; Linda A. Teplin; Madeline Y. Sutton
Date Published: April 2015
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated HIV knowledge change among a cohort of juvenile detainees.
Abstract: Overall, HIV knowledge increased but was still suboptimal 5 years after baseline. These findings suggest the need to develop and strengthen HIV prevention education programs in youth detention settings. Males had significantly lower HIV knowledge scores than females at baseline only. Over time, Hispanic participants had significantly lower scores than non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White participants. Participants completed an HIV knowledge survey at baseline and up to four more times over 6 years. The authors calculated knowledge scores; the time serial trend of scores was modeled using generalized estimating equations. A baseline survey was completed by 798 participants, ages 14 to 18 years; mean HIV knowledge scores ranged from 11.4 to 14.1 (maximum score = 18). (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV education; AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV transmission; Longitudinal studies; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Urban area studies
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