CD-Rom Technology to Increase Appropriate Self-Care and Preventive Behaviors Among Army and Navy Women
Final addendum rept. 15 Aug 2001-15 Aug 2002
MACRO INTERNATIONAL INC CALVERTON MD
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The purpose of this report is to provide an addendum to the final report of a study to investigate and address enlisted womens 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 conducted 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 2 focus groups with enlisted Army and Navy women and with their health care providers and 3 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 were used in the fourth year to design and begin development of a culturally appropriate, multimedia CD-ROM and accompanying materials. This intervention was to be tested in military medical clinics in an extension year to determine its ability to change knowledge, attitude, and behavioral intent regarding female reproductive health This report describes the progress and challenges in the efficacy portion of this study.
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