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A theory-based framework for intervention and evaluation in STD/HIV prevention

"This paper examines the fundamental role of social science theory as a basis for the construction of STD/HIV prevention interventions and as a basis for the evaluation of such interventions. Theoretically based approaches to STD/HIV prevention have the potential to specify critical factors to target for change, to suggest methods for effecting change, and to guide us in evaluating STD/HIV prevention intervention process and outcome. Examples of theory-based approaches to the creation and evaluation of STD/HIV prevention interventions involving the Information- Motivation-Behavioural Skills Model, the Theory of Reasoned Action/Theory of Planned Behaviour, and Social Network Theory are presented and discussed." from abstract

[entered 10/23/98 OHPE #77.2]