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Factors associated with parent-child communication about HIV/AIDS in the United States and Kenya: a cross-cultural comparison

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dc.contributor.author Poulsen, M. N.
dc.contributor.author Miller, K. S.
dc.contributor.author Lin, C.
dc.contributor.author Fasula, A.
dc.contributor.author Vandenhoudt, H.
dc.contributor.author Wyckoff, S. C.
dc.contributor.author Ochura, J.
dc.contributor.author Obong'o, C. O.
dc.contributor.author Forehand, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-27T11:52:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-27T11:52:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1573-3254
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-009-9612-4
dc.identifier.other ITG-M2A
dc.identifier.other MICRO
dc.identifier.other U-HIVSTD
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6324
dc.description.abstract This study explored parent-child communication about HIV/AIDS among two populations disproportionately affected by HIV. Similar computer-assisted surveys were completed by parents of pre-teens, including 1,115 African American parents of 9-12-year-old children in southeastern US and 403 parents of 10-12-year-old children in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Multivariate analyses identified factors associated with parental report of ever talking to their child about HIV/AIDS. Twenty-nine percent of US parents and 40% in Kenya had never talked to their pre-teen about HIV/AIDS. In both countries, communication was more likely if parents perceived their child to be ready to learn about sex topics, had gotten information to educate their child about sex, and had greater sexual communication responsiveness (skill, comfort, and confidence communicating about sexuality). Programs are needed that help parents assess children's readiness to learn about sexual issues; access accurate information about adolescent sexual risks; and acquire the responsiveness needed to discuss sexual issues, including HIV/AIDS en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Viral diseases en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject AIDS en
dc.subject Prevention en
dc.subject Family health en
dc.subject Parents en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Practices en
dc.subject Attitudes en
dc.subject Communication en
dc.subject Health information en
dc.subject Sexual education en
dc.subject USA en
dc.subject America, North en
dc.subject Kenya en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title Factors associated with parent-child communication about HIV/AIDS in the United States and Kenya: a cross-cultural comparison en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 5 en
dc.citation.jtitle AIDS and Behavior en
dc.citation.volume 14 en
dc.citation.pages 1083-1094 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19763811
dc.citation.jabbreviation AIDS Behav en


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