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A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a board bame on patients' knowledge uptake of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Wanyama, J. N.
dc.contributor.author Castelnuovo, B.
dc.contributor.author Robertson, G.
dc.contributor.author Newell, K.
dc.contributor.author Sempa, J. B.
dc.contributor.author Kambugu, A.
dc.contributor.author Manabe, Y. C.
dc.contributor.author Colebunders, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-29T15:07:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-29T15:07:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1525-4135
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e31824373d5
dc.identifier.other ITG-CLA
dc.identifier.other DCS
dc.identifier.other U-HIVCLI
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other UPD43
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6836
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: As the number of HIV infections continues to rise, the search for effective health education strategies must intensify. A new educational board game was developed to increase HIV peoples' attention and knowledge to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) information. The object of this study was to assess the effect of this educational board game on the uptake of knowledge. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial where patients attending the Infectious Diseases Clinic, Kampala, Uganda were randomized to either play the board game (intervention arm) or to attend a health talk (standard of care arm). Participants' knowledge was assessed before and after the education sessions through a questionnaire. RESULTS: One hundred and eighty HIV positive participants were enrolled, 90 for each study arm. The pre-test scores were similar for each arm. There was a statistically significant increase in uptake of knowledge of HIV and STIs in both study arms. Compared to patients in the standard of care arm, participants randomized to the intervention arm had higher uptake of knowledge (4.7 points, 95% CI: 3.9-5.4) than the controls (1.5 points, 95% CI: 0.9-2.1) with a difference in knowledge uptake between arms of 3.2 points (P<0.001). Additionally, both participants and facilitators preferred the board game to the health talk as education method. CONCLUSION: The educational game significantly resulted in higher uptake of knowledge of HIV and STIs. Further evaluation of the impact of this educational game on behavioral change in the short and long term is warranted. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Viral diseases en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject AIDS en
dc.subject Sexually transmitted diseases en
dc.subject STD en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Health education en
dc.subject Information en
dc.subject Educational tools en
dc.subject Interventions en
dc.subject Evaluation en
dc.subject Acceptability en
dc.subject Effectiveness en
dc.subject Randomized controlled trials en
dc.subject Uganda en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a board bame on patients' knowledge uptake of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes en
dc.citation.volume 59 en
dc.citation.pages 253-258 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22156910
dc.citation.jabbreviation J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr en


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