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The evaluation of immediate behavioural outcomes of the syndrome case management approach for the treatment of patients with sexually transmitted infections at PHC centres in South Africa: knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and sexual behaviour

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-07-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-05T01:52:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-05T01:52:20Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7704
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to determine the immediate behavioural outcomes of the WHO syndromic case management model for STIs in the public health sector in South Africa, on the levels of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, and behavioural practices (KABPs) concerning STIs. An outcomes evaluation was conducted using KABP methodology. Exit interviews were conducted with 126 STI and non-STI patients at 24 primary health care (PHC) centres in four provinces. Both groups were found to have equally high levels of knowledge about STIs and their attitudes towards and beliefs about STIs were mostly practical and slightly negative, with only promiscuity both stereotyped and stigmatised. However, both groups were found to engage in risky sexual behavioural practices although they also indicated very strong intentions to use condoms in future. Overall, no significant differences were found between the two groups on any of the variables investigated. The implications of these findings for the control and prevention of both classic STIs and HIV/AIDS in South Africa are discussed. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTRES en
dc.subject SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS en
dc.title The evaluation of immediate behavioural outcomes of the syndrome case management approach for the treatment of patients with sexually transmitted infections at PHC centres in South Africa: knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and sexual behaviour en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 1(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2004/05 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3106 en
dc.PageNumber 35-44 en
dc.outputnumber 1420 en
dc.bibliographictitle Simbayi, L.C., Strebel, A., Andipatin, M., Potgieter, C., Ratele, K., Shabalala, N., Shefer, T. & Wilson, T. (2004) The evaluation of immediate behavioural outcomes of the syndrome case management approach for the treatment of patients with sexually transmitted infections at PHC centres in South Africa: knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and sexual behaviour. <i>Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS</i>. 1(1):35-44. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Simbayi, L.C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Strebel, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Andipatin, M. en
dc.contributor.author4 Potgieter, C. en
dc.contributor.author5 Ratele, K. en
dc.contributor.author6 Shabalala, N. en
dc.contributor.author7 Shefer, T. en
dc.contributor.author8 Wilson, T. en


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