Predictors of workplace sexual health policy at sex work establishments in the Philippines
Source: AIDS Care, Volume 19, Number 8, September 2007 , pp. 1020-1025(6)
Abstract:Based on the literature, we identified manager and establishment characteristics that we hypothesized are related to workplace policies that support HIV protective behavior.We developed a sexual health policy index consisting of 11 items as our outcome variable. We utilized both bivariate and multivariate analysis of variance. The significant variables in our bivariate analyses (establishment type, number of employees, manager age, and membership in manager association) were entered into a multivariate regression model. The model was significant (p<.01), and predicted 42) of the variability in the development and management of a workplace sexual health policy supportive of condom use. The significant predictors were number of employees and establishment type. In addition to individually-focused CSW interventions, HIV prevention programs should target managers and establishment policies. Future HIV prevention programs may need to focus on helping smaller establishments, in particular those with less employees, to build capacity and develop sexual health policy guidelines.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Community Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California, USA 2: University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Social Welfare, Los Angeles, California, USA
Publication date: 2007-09-01