Adolescent Impact, a developmentally targeted behavioral intervention aimed at decreasing risk behaviors and promoting health care adherence, was delivered to 83 HIV-infected youth, aged 13–21 years, receiving care in five urban HIV centers. Participants completed a patient satisfaction
survey following the 12 part intervention consisting of seven groups and five individual sessions. A feedback questionnaire was also completed during each group session to gain more insight on participant experiences. Several indicators suggested high levels of satisfaction. First, overall
attendance was relatively high. Second, participants rated their subjective experience and group content favorably. No differences in satisfaction ratings emerged between perinatally infected adolescents and those who acquired HIV through risk behaviors. However, differences emerged regarding
perceived intervention utility and content-specific preferences. Findings suggest that Adolescent Impact participants were satisfied with the intervention and that a heterogeneous group of HIV-infected youth could be advantageously integrated into the same secondary prevention program.
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Document Type: Research Article
Adolescent Medicine,Children's National Medical Center, Washington,DC, USA
Department of Pediatrics,New York University Medical Center, New York,NY, USA
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,GA, USA
Publication date: 2012-01-01
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