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The comprehension of hiv/aids and hiv/aids education amongst adolescents in rural kenya

Gotting, Eva-Karin and Nilsson Mjöbo, Maria (2011)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
HIV is the world’s leading infectious killer and young people constitute a large part of those who are infected. Preventative interventions directed to young people often fail to provide the comprehensive information about HIV/AIDS that the young people need and the information given is not always accurately understood. The aim of this study was to explore adolescents’ comprehension regarding HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS education at primary schools in rural Kenya. Semi-structured interviews were performed with 33 adolescents and analysed through qualitative content analysis. The result revealed that the adolescents are well aware of the severity of HIV/AIDS in their society which causes distress amongst them. In order to deal with this they take... (More)
HIV is the world’s leading infectious killer and young people constitute a large part of those who are infected. Preventative interventions directed to young people often fail to provide the comprehensive information about HIV/AIDS that the young people need and the information given is not always accurately understood. The aim of this study was to explore adolescents’ comprehension regarding HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS education at primary schools in rural Kenya. Semi-structured interviews were performed with 33 adolescents and analysed through qualitative content analysis. The result revealed that the adolescents are well aware of the severity of HIV/AIDS in their society which causes distress amongst them. In order to deal with this they take different actions against the disease and strive to protect themselves and each other. HIV/AIDS education leads to increased comprehension of the disease, which has been interpreted as a tool to enable the adolescents to cope in an affected society. (Less)
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Gotting, Eva-Karin and Nilsson Mjöbo, Maria
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A qualitative interview study.
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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adolescents, comprehension, education, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, qualitative content analysis
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English
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2527883
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2012-05-04 14:25:32
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  abstract     = {HIV is the world’s leading infectious killer and young people constitute a large part of those who are infected. Preventative interventions directed to young people often fail to provide the comprehensive information about HIV/AIDS that the young people need and the information given is not always accurately understood. The aim of this study was to explore adolescents’ comprehension regarding HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS education at primary schools in rural Kenya. Semi-structured interviews were performed with 33 adolescents and analysed through qualitative content analysis. The result revealed that the adolescents are well aware of the severity of HIV/AIDS in their society which causes distress amongst them. In order to deal with this they take different actions against the disease and strive to protect themselves and each other. HIV/AIDS education leads to increased comprehension of the disease, which has been interpreted as a tool to enable the adolescents to cope in an affected society.},
  author       = {Gotting, Eva-Karin and Nilsson Mjöbo, Maria},
  keyword      = {adolescents, comprehension, education, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, qualitative content analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The comprehension of hiv/aids and hiv/aids education amongst adolescents in rural kenya},
  year         = {2011},
}