Assessing the impact of HIV risk reduction counseling in impoverished African American women: a structural equations approach.

@article{Nyamathi1997AssessingTI,
  title={Assessing the impact of HIV risk reduction counseling in impoverished African American women: a structural equations approach.},
  author={Adeline M. Nyamathi and Judith A. Stein},
  journal={AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={253-73}
}
We assessed changes in cognitive, psychological, and risky behavior latent variables after traditional or specialized AIDS education after 2 years using structural equation modeling (SEM) in a sample of impoverished at-risk African American women (N = 300). Both groups reported significant improvement at 2 years in their self-esteem and social resources. They also reported less threat perception, avoidant coping, emotional disturbance, HIV risk behavior, and drug use behavior. There was an… CONTINUE READING

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