The Effect of Health Belief Modification Program on HIV Preventive Behavior of Male Vocational Students, Chanthaburi Province

Authors

  • Kusumal Meepuesh
  • Chantana Chantawong
  • Nisakorn Krungkraipetch

Keywords:

Health belief, HIV preventive behavior, Vocational students

Abstract

Sexual risk behaviors among adolescent can increase HIV infection. Therefore, HIV
prevention is important for adolescents. The purpose of this quasi-experimental research
was to examine the effect of health belief modification program on HIV preventive
behavior of male vocational students, Chanthaburi province. Research participants were
male students of the second year of vocational certificate school. They were selected to
participate in this study by using simple random sampling technique. There were 29
students in the experimental group and 29 students in the control group. The
experimental group received six sessions of health belief modification program within 5
weeks. The activities in the program aimed to enhance perceived susceptibility of HIV,
perceived severity of AIDS, perceived benefits of HIV prevention and to decrease perceived
barriers of HIV prevention. Data were collected using questionnaire and analyzed by
frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation, t-test.
The results indicated that after intervention, the experimental group had
significantly higher level (p < .05) of perceived susceptibility, severity, benefits and HIV
preventive behaviors (p < .05) and lower level of perceived barriers to HIV prevention (p <
.05) than before receiving the intervention. In addition, the experimental group had shown
significantly better changes in mean scores of perceived susceptibility, severity, benefits,
barriers to HIV prevention and HIV preventive behaviors than the control group. (p < .05).
Results of the study suggested that nurses and other responsible personnel could
apply this program to enhance HIV preventive behaviors for male vocational students.

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Published

2019-05-17

How to Cite

Meepuesh, K., Chantawong, C., & Krungkraipetch, N. (2019). The Effect of Health Belief Modification Program on HIV Preventive Behavior of Male Vocational Students, Chanthaburi Province. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 32(3), 67–82. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/189725

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