Ndidi Mercy Ofole


This study evaluated the effectiveness of psychoeducation intervention in enhancing sexual health literacy (SHL) among adolescents at risk of HIV. Sixty adolescents aged 12-19 years (x̄=15.2) who reported low in Dilorio et al. (1993) Safe Sex Behaviour Questionnaire (SSBQ) were recruited from two secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, and randomly assigned to treatment and waiting-list group. The intervention group received seven sessions of group-based psychoeducation intervention aimed at improving their HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitude toward HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT), as well as the attitude toward contraceptive use. Participants in the waiting-list control group were not exposed to the intervention. Results show that psychoeducation was effective in improving the sexual health literacy of participants (F (1,59) = 7264.742, p<0.05). Further, there was no interaction effect of gender on the treatment outcome. This outcome suggests that psychoeducation is a viable intervention for enhancing sexual health literacy aimed at reducing HIV new infections among the adolescent cohort. Psychoeducation intervention is, therefore, recommended as an effective treatment to curb new HIV infection among adolescents. 


Cette étude a évalué l'efficacité de l'intervention psychoéducative pour améliorer la littératie en santé sexuelle (SHL) chez les adolescents à risque de VIH. Soixante adolescents âgés de 12 à 19 ans (x ̄ = 15.2) qui ont déclaré un faible taux de Dilorio et al. (1993) Questionnaire sur le comportement sexuel sûr (SSBQ) ont été recrutés dans deux écoles secondaires de l'État d'Akwa Ibom, au Nigéria, et affectés au hasard à un groupe de traitement et de liste d'attente. Le groupe d'intervention a reçu sept séances d'intervention psychoéducative en groupe visant à améliorer leurs connaissances sur le VIH / SIDA, leur attitude envers le conseil et le dépistage du VIH (HCT) ainsi que leur attitude envers l'utilisation des contraceptifs. Les participants au groupe témoin de la liste d'attente n'ont pas été exposés à l'intervention. Les résultats montrent que la psychoéducation a été efficace pour améliorer la littératie en santé sexuelle des participants (F (1,59) = 7264,742, p < 0,05). De plus, il n'y a eu aucun effet d'interaction du sexe sur le résultat du traitement. Ce résultat suggère que la psychoéducation est une intervention viable pour améliorer la littératie en santé sexuelle visant à réduire les nouvelles infections à VIH parmi la cohorte des adolescents. L'intervention psychoéducative est donc recommandée comme traitement efficace pour limiter la nouvelle infection à VIH.


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