Quantitative evaluation of counseling associated with HIV testing

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2005 Jan;36(1):228-32.

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to demonstrate a quantitative evaluation of the educational impact of HIV pretest counseling. Two cohorts of clients exposed to different counseling methodologies were evaluated. The clients completed questionnaires before and after counseling. Responses were scored and compared, and a quantitative measure of educational impact reached. Quantitative educational change following counseling was demonstrated. The change was significantly greater in the more interactive and culturally sensitive counseling format. Quantitative measurement of educational change on focused HIV/AIDS counseling can be easily undertaken. Given that an ill informed population is unlikely to appropriately modify behavior, such educational evaluation should be considered as integral to national HIV/AIDS programs.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • AIDS Serodiagnosis*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cambodia
  • Counseling / methods*
  • Counseling / standards
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Patient Education as Topic / standards
  • Program Evaluation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires