Pierre, Russell B.; Swaby, P.; Sue-Ho, Robert; Walters, C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Impact of a Lifestyle Risk Intervention in High School Students in Jamaica [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
54 Suppl. 2
Objective: To evaluate the impact of the Adolescent HIV/AIDS Prevention Maze (AHPM) as a model for HIV/AIDS education, prevention and lifestyle change among Jamaican high school students. Design and Methods: A non-randomized intervention trial was conducted in six high schools matched for age group gender and type of school, during the period December 1, 2003 to May 4, 2004. Students completed a Lifestyle Risk Assessment Survey at the beginning of the study and those in intervention schools participated in the AHPM. Follow-up surveys were then conducted on all students (interventions and controls) six weeks after the initial survey. Chi square test for bivariate associations, test for comparison of means and proportions and regression analyses were applied.....