Date of Award

5-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Dr. Melvin Williams

Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of an AIDS education program on a HIV infected psychiatric patient diagnosed with schizophrenia. An AIDS education program was designed by the researcher and administered to the patient over a 12 week period. The program presented educational information about HIV infection, AIDS, safer sex practices and condom use. A Sequential Criterion Referenced Educational Evaluation Test (SCREE Test) was utilized. A questionnaire was utilized as a post test that tested the patient's: (a) knowledge of disease transmission and risk reduction behavior, (b) knowledge of safer sex practices, (c) knowledge of condom use, (d) knowledge of AIDS drug treatment (e) knowledge of antibody testing. The results indicated a significant increase in knowledge about HIV infection, AIDS, safer sex practices and condom uses.

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