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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2007, 4(3), 254-259; doi:10.3390/ijerph2007030010
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Evaluation of the Effect of a Health Education Campaign of HIV by Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process Method

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School of Public Health, Wuhan University, Donghu Road 115, Wuhan 430071, P.R. of China
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Received: 12 August 2007 / Accepted: 16 September 2007 / Published: 30 September 2007
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Abstract

This study was designed to understand the status of HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) among different populations and to provide scientific evidences for further health education. Three rounds of questionnaires were administered among service industry workers who were selected through stratified cluster sampling. Study subjects included hotel attendants, employees of beauty parlors and service workers of transportation industry. Data were analyzed using the analytical hierarchy process. All demonstrated high KAP overall. Synthetic scoring indexes of the three surveys were above 75%. However, the correct response rate on questions whether mosquito bite can transmit HIV/AIDS and what is the relationship between STD with HIV was unsatisfactory (lower than expected); and their attitudes towards people living with HIV and AIDS need to be improved. Moreover, the effect of health education on these groups was unclear. In conclusion, analytical hierarchy process is a valid method in estimating overall effect of HIV/AIDS health education. Although the present status of HIV/AIDS KAP among the service industry workers was relatively good, greater efforts should be made to improve their HIV transmission knowledge, attitude and understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV.
Keywords: Service industry workers; HIV; AIDS; KAP; surveys; analytical hierarchy process Service industry workers; HIV; AIDS; KAP; surveys; analytical hierarchy process
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Tan, X.; Lin, J.; Wang, F.; Luo, H.; Luo, L.; Wu, L. Evaluation of the Effect of a Health Education Campaign of HIV by Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process Method. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2007, 4, 254-259.

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