Title

Factors Influencing HIV Vaccine Community Engagement in the Urban South

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-4-2008

Publication Title

Journal of Community Health

Volume

33

Issue

4

First page number:

259

Last page number:

269

Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine personal characteristics, socio-environmental conditions, and motivational factors that potentially influence HIV vaccine research community engagement. Specifically, the study identified predictive aspects that may aid in future community program development on HIV vaccine issues. A cross-sectional survey consisting of evaluative measures, demographics, social interaction, and health information-seeking behaviors was conducted. Participants were a diverse group of 452 adults (≥18 years) at HIV vaccine awareness-building and community education gatherings in Atlanta. The sample included large numbers of women (n = 251) and minorities (n = 224). In multivariate analysis, the overall logistic regression model was significant, with a resulting coefficient of determination (Nagelkerke R 2) of .505. ... See full text for complete abstract.

Keywords

HIV vaccine; Community; Minorities; Women; HIV/AIDS; Health marketing

Disciplines

Clinical Trials | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Virology

Language

English


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