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PHC 003 STD prevention through education

Project title PHC 003 STD prevention through education
Database CBSS Task Force on Communicable Disease Control in the Baltic Sea Region
ID in the source database 75
Thematic area Primary Health Care
Topic no data
Project geographical area
  • Norway
  • Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions no data
Lead partner (organisation) Saint Petersburg Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Studies (MAPS)
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations no data
Start date 2001-10-01
End date 2003-02-01
Duration (months) 16
Target audience PHC physicians, physicians of the STD clinics, OBGYN specialists
Summary The project will include several steps:
The first step will be development of clinical guidelines on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of STD in PHC setting.
The second part of the project will be to create curriculum for education PHC physicians in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of STD.
In parallel to the CFSW education program, an outreach program for teenagers will be organized. It will also seek opinion leaders and discussion with them STD prevention, distribution of educational materials and free service at STD clinic. Also team will seek contacts with teenager-oriented mass-media to prepare there series of programs on STD prevention. The programs will follow by advertising campaign. In parallel to the outreach programs an educational book: "Sex without venereal diseases" will be published and distributed among organizers of the preventive programs. Excerpts from the book will also be published on the Web and its address will be marketed in several search engines and erotic/sexual Web-sites.
Background Searches through the Russian-language scientific medical literature for 1995-1999 (Russian Medicine bibliographical database) showed virtual absence of publications dedicated to the condom use/failure/behavioral approaches to the encouraging its use (with exception of couple translated Western articles). This is very disturbing as the number of projects dedicated to the prevention of STD in recent years was very high (it seems that all of them are based solely on Western experience and/or anecdotal data generated by each group).
Objectives
  • Creation of guidelines for STD treatment for PHC physicians
  • Conduct survey on sexual behavior of four main groups at risk for STD: female sexual workers; university/graduate college students.
  • Assess evidence basis for recommendations
  • Identify barriers to use preventive methods among risk groups
  • Identify level of knowledge on STD among those groups
  • Analyze results according attitude-knowledge-behavior framework
  • Collect materials on modern methods of STD prevention and assess their cultural appropriateness
  • Conduct expert survey on most important issues of STD diagnosis, treatment and prevention (needs identification)
  • Develop MCQ test for investigating knowledge of STD diagnosis, treatment and prevention
  • Test a sample of PHC specialists on developed MCQ to find weak points
  • Write objectives basing on results of behavioral survey and on developed guidelines
  • Analyze and outline content
  • Select learners activities
  • Produce course and organize training seminar
  • Evaluate results of the course
  • Basing on behavioral survey identify most important educational objectives
  • Identify possible contacts and opinion leaders among FSW
  • Distribute printed materials on STD prevention
  • Identify possible contacts and opinion leaders among teenagers
  • Distribution of the copies of the book "Sex without venereal diseases" to Centers of family planning
  • Conduct side visits to Nordic countries PHC clinics and study organization of STD prevention there
  • Ensure contacts with teenager orientated mass-media for a series of preventive programs and follow-up advertisement program
  • Specific objectives/indicators no data
    Results - Creation of guidelines for STD treatment for PHC physicians - Conduct survey on sexual behavior of four main groups at risk for STD: female sexual workers; university/graduate college students. - Assess evidence basis for recommendations - Identify barriers to use preventive methods among risk groups - Identify level of knowledge on STD among those groups - Analyze results according attitude-knowledge-behavior framework - Collect materials on modern methods of STD prevention and assess their cultural appropriateness - Conduct expert survey on most important issues of STD diagnosis, treatment and prevention (needs identification) - Develop MCQ test for investigating knowledge of STD diagnosis, treatment and prevention - Test a sample of PHC specialists on developed MCQ to find weak points - Write objectives basing on results of behavioral survey and on developed guidelines - Analyze and outline content - Select learners activities - Produce course and organize training seminar - Evaluate results of the course - Basing on behavioral survey identify most important educational objectives - Identify possible contacts and opinion leaders among FSW - Distribute printed materials on STD prevention - Identify possible contacts and opinion leaders among teenagers - Distribution of the copies of the book "Sex without venereal diseases" to Centers of family planning - Conduct side visits to Nordic countries PHC clinics and study organization of STD prevention there - Ensure contacts with teenager orientated mass-media for a series of preventive programs and follow-up advertisement program
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    Last posted: on 2009-08-18 at 16:20:22

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