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Sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS knowledge among women in Zambia

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dc.contributor.advisor Roos, Janetta Hendrika Ngoma, Catherine Mubita Anayawa 2012-03-29T08:48:04Z 2012-03-29T08:48:04Z 2010-12
dc.identifier.citation Ngoma, Catherine Mubita Anayawa (2010) Sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS knowledge among women in Zambia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to determine the factors that predict women’s risky sexual behaviour and HIV and AIDS knowledge. A quasi-experimental, pre-test-post-test research design, with a non-equivalent comparison group was conducted to determine if there was an association between young women’s sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS knowledge on aspects of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention and behaviour change. The study used both quantitative and qualitative approach. Data collection was done using semi-structured interview schedule and focus group discussion guide. The respondents who participated in the study were women between the ages of 15-25 years. Two groups of respondents participated in the study. Women in the quasi-experimental site (N=200) who received the intervention and women in the control site (N=200) who did not receive any intervention. Quantitative data were analysed with the help of a statistician and the Epi Info statistical package was used. Qualitative data obtained from the focus group discussion were analysed using Tesch’s method of analysis. The major inferences drawn from this study are that young women lack knowledge relating to HIV/AIDS and that some young women were engaged in risky sexual behaviours such as having multiple sexual partners and having unprotected sex. The study indicates that peer education strategy has the potential to make an impact on these young women. It has also shown that peer education can play an important role in increasing knowledge and reducing risky sexual behaviour. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome en
dc.subject Human Immunodeficiency Virus en
dc.subject Sexual behaviour en
dc.subject Peer education en
dc.subject Women aged 15-24 years
dc.subject Zambia
dc.subject Knowledge
dc.subject.ddc 362.19697920096894
dc.subject.lcsh Sex customs -- Health aspects -- Zambia
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) in women -- Zambia
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Health and hygiene -- Zambia
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Zambia
dc.title Sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS knowledge among women in Zambia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Health Studies D. Litt. et Phil. (Health Studies)

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