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Psycho-Cultural Variables Predicting Attitude of Young People towards HIV VCT in South-Western Nigeria

Adekeye, Olujide A (2010) Psycho-Cultural Variables Predicting Attitude of Young People towards HIV VCT in South-Western Nigeria. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG and Licensors, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-27426-4

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HIV/AIDS is a global problem and its emergence has introduced new dimensions to health care delivery worldwide. One of these dimensions is voluntary counselling and testing (VCT). Young people between ages 15 and 24 are at risk on an unparalleled scale, and they account for more than fifty (50) percent of all HIV infections throughout the world. HIV voluntary counselling and testing (HIVVCT) allows individuals to determine their HIV status and serves as a gateway for HIV prevention and early access to treatment, care and support. The study therefore predicts the attitude of young people towards HIV VCT in south-western Nigeria using some psycho-cultural variables such as attribution patterns, cultural practices and sexual behaviour. The study employed the survey (descriptive) research method. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select the sample for this study. The study population comprised of all young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in south-western, Nigeria, and a total of 1171 participated in the study. A survey research questionnaire made up of six trajectories including attributions about HIV/AIDS, youths’ sexual behaviour, cultural practices and beliefs, voluntary counselling and testing, attitude towards HIV/AIDS and knowledge of HIV/AIDS scales was used in this study.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr. Olujide A Adekeye
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 22:41
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 22:41

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