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|Title:||AIDS policy implementation and the treatment of chemically-dependent African-American females|
|Author(s):||Page, Zettie Dexter, III|
|Doctoral Committee Chair(s):||Gullerud, Ernest N.|
|Department / Program:||Social Work|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||This study examines the influence of the AIDS policy implementation process on chemically dependent African-American females in drug treatment. This study was conducted at a comprehensive drug treatment center over a three month period in which interviews, surveys and questionnaires were administered. Subjects consisted of counselors, administrators and African-American female clients who volunteered for the study. Five administrators and two counselors were interviewed from both inpatient and outpatient programs. Twelve clients were surveyed and completed questions regarding changes in AIDS risk behavior.
Counselors presented a broad range of comfort levels for working on changing clients risk behaviors and their willingness to practice risk reduction skills. However, none of the relationships between the responses from administrators or counselors strongly supported the concept of behavior changes as a result of policy implementation.
Of considerable interest in these data is not just that an association exist between factors which surfaced category (knowledge, skills, application) counselors associate as most strongly influencing the HIV risk behavior of the chemically dependent African-American female.
|Rights Information:||Copyright 1992 Page, Zettie Dexter, III|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2011-05-07|
|Identifier in Online Catalog:||AAI9236562|