Date of Defense
Mary Lagerwey, Nursing
Eileen Stryker, Stryker and Endias
Twenty adolescent women using services at the Kalamazoo County Family Planning Clinic were interviewed using a protocol developed by the student investigator. Their responses were analyzed for themes and patterns. The majority of the adolescents were aware of HIV/AIDS and were using condoms on a consistent basis. Using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as the theoretical framework, suggestions were made to help improve area school programs such as practicing role-play during class and offering more classes in greater detail. Many of the adolescents recommended having more classes offered in school that cover the topics of STDs and health education in greater detail.
Reyes-Phetteplace, Imelda, "A Study of the Effectiveness of Sex Education Classes on the HIV/AIDS-Related Attitudes and Behaviors of Adolescent Women" (1999). Honors Theses. 602.
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