CD-ROM Technology to Increase Appropriate Self-Care and Preventive Behaviors Among Army and Navy Women
Annual rept. 30 Sep 1998-29 Sep 1999
MACRO INTERNATIONAL INC CALVERTON MD
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The purpose of this report is to report the results of the third year of a four-year study to investigate and address enlisted Army and Navy women 5 needs for basic gynecological and reproductive health education in order to enhance military readiness and general well-being. In the first phase of the study, a needs assessment was begun in which the methods included 1 a mail survey of knowledge, attitudes, and practices KAP from a random sample of Army and Navy clinicians and chiefs of military medical departments and 2 focus groups with enlisted Army and Navy women and with their health care providers. This third year completing the focus groups, needs assessment surveys, and a secondary analysis of a national survey of military personnel health related behaviors. Based on the results of these needs assessment data, we have determined implications for enlisted womens reproductive health. These data will be used to develop a culturally sensitive, multimedia CD-ROM and accompanying materials which will be reviewed by an advisory panel of military health care providers and the target audience of enlisted women. This intervention will then be tested in Army and Navy medical clinics in conjunction with annual Pap test screening.
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