Effect of an HIV/AIDS tailored health education program in Western China: An intervention study

Wan-Xia Yao, Ming Yao, Xiao-Ping Liu, Hua Fang, Shu-Min Zhao, Rui-Jun Wang, Cong Yao, Di-Mao Wang


This study is to explore the effect of a tailored health education program (THEP) to enhance knowledge of human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) among migrant construction workers (MCWs) in Western China. The THEP was given to 434 MCWs working at three construction sites in Xi’an city, Shaanxi province from December 2011 to May 2012. The MCWs were invited to complete identical baseline and follow-up questionnaire surveys. Before the THEP was conducted, awareness of HIV/AIDS was poor among these MCWs. Knowledge and attitudes among the MCWs significantly improved after implementation of the program. In conclusions: THEPs that educate people regarding HIV/AIDS are urgently needed in China, especially for itinerant workers. THEPs can significantly improve knowledge and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v5n10p16

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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