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Evaluation of a U.S. evidence-based parenting intervention in rural western Kenya: from Parents Matter! to Families Matter!

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Show simple item record Vandenhoudt, H. Miller, K. S. Ochura, J. Wyckoff, S. C. Obong'o, C. O. Otwoma, N. J. Poulsen, M. N. Menten, J. Marum, E. Buvé, A. 2010-10-05T14:02:10Z 2010-10-05T14:02:10Z 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0899-9546
dc.identifier.other ITG-M1A
dc.identifier.other ITG-I8A
dc.identifier.other ITG-MLA
dc.identifier.other MICRO
dc.identifier.other U-HIVSTD
dc.identifier.other INTER
dc.identifier.other U-CTU
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD25
dc.description.abstract We evaluated Families Matter! Program (FMP), an intervention designed to improve parent-child communication about sexual risk reduction and parenting skills. Parents of 10- to 12-year-olds were recruited in western Kenya. We aimed to assess community acceptability and FMP's effect on parenting practices and effective parent-child communication. Data were collected from parents and their children at baseline and 1 year postintervention. The intervention's effect was measured on six parenting and parent-child communication composite scores reported separately for parents and children. Of 375 parents, 351 (94%) attended all five intervention sessions. Parents' attitudes regarding sexuality education changed positively. Five of the six composite parenting scores reported by parents, and six of six reported by children, increased significantly at 1 year postintervention. Through careful adaptation of this U.S. intervention, FMP was well accepted in rural Kenya and enhanced parenting skills and parent-child sexuality communication. Parents are in a unique position to deliver primary prevention to youth before their sexual debut as shown in this Kenyan program en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Viral diseases en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject AIDS en
dc.subject Prevention en
dc.subject Evidence-based en
dc.subject Interventions en
dc.subject Prevention programs en
dc.subject Assessment en
dc.subject Community mobilization en
dc.subject Evaluation en
dc.subject Acceptability en
dc.subject Parents en
dc.subject Sexual education en
dc.subject Attitudes en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject Rural en
dc.subject Kenya en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title Evaluation of a U.S. evidence-based parenting intervention in rural western Kenya: from Parents Matter! to Families Matter! en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 4 en
dc.citation.jtitle AIDS Education and Prevention en
dc.citation.volume 22 en
dc.citation.pages 328-343 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation AIDS Educ Prev en

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