The effectiveness of HIV/AIDS school-based sexual health education programmes in Nigeria: a systematic review.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558815
Title:
The effectiveness of HIV/AIDS school-based sexual health education programmes in Nigeria: a systematic review.
Authors:
Amaugo, Lucky Gospel; Papadopoulos, Chris; Ochieng, Bertha; Ali, Nasreen
Abstract:
HIV/AIDS is one of the most important public health challenges facing Nigeria today. Recent evidence has revealed that the adolescent population make up a large proportion of the 3.7% reported prevalence rate among Nigerians aged 15-49 years. School-based sexual health education has therefore become an important tool towards fighting this problem. This systematic review assesses the efficacy of these educational programmes and examines how future programmes and their evaluations can improve. Primary literature published between January 2002 and May 2012, which measured sexual health outcomes among school-based Nigerians before and after a sexual health education programme was delivered, was identified. All seven studies that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria showed there had been positive changes in outcomes following these educational programmes. These included increased knowledge, healthier attitudes and safer sexual health behaviour. However, these studies each had methodological flaws which highlighted a range of important design, implementation and evaluation challenges that future programmes need to meet.
Citation:
Amaugo, L.G., Papadopoulos, C., Ochieng, B.M.N., Ali, N. (2014) 'The effectiveness of HIV/AIDS school-based sexual health education programmes in Nigeria: a systematic review' Health education research 29 (4):633-48
Journal:
Health education research
Issue Date:
Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558815
DOI:
10.1093/her/cyu002
PubMed ID:
24572458
Additional Links:
http://her.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/02/25/her.cyu002.full
Language:
en
ISSN:
1465-3648
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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dc.contributor.authorAmaugo, Lucky Gospelen
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorOchieng, Berthaen
dc.contributor.authorAli, Nasreenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-03T09:15:08Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-03T09:15:08Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08en
dc.identifier.citationAmaugo, L.G., Papadopoulos, C., Ochieng, B.M.N., Ali, N. (2014) 'The effectiveness of HIV/AIDS school-based sexual health education programmes in Nigeria: a systematic review' Health education research 29 (4):633-48en
dc.identifier.issn1465-3648en
dc.identifier.pmid24572458en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/her/cyu002en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/558815en
dc.description.abstractHIV/AIDS is one of the most important public health challenges facing Nigeria today. Recent evidence has revealed that the adolescent population make up a large proportion of the 3.7% reported prevalence rate among Nigerians aged 15-49 years. School-based sexual health education has therefore become an important tool towards fighting this problem. This systematic review assesses the efficacy of these educational programmes and examines how future programmes and their evaluations can improve. Primary literature published between January 2002 and May 2012, which measured sexual health outcomes among school-based Nigerians before and after a sexual health education programme was delivered, was identified. All seven studies that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria showed there had been positive changes in outcomes following these educational programmes. These included increased knowledge, healthier attitudes and safer sexual health behaviour. However, these studies each had methodological flaws which highlighted a range of important design, implementation and evaluation challenges that future programmes need to meet.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://her.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/02/25/her.cyu002.fullen
dc.titleThe effectiveness of HIV/AIDS school-based sexual health education programmes in Nigeria: a systematic review.en
dc.identifier.journalHealth education researchen

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