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Title

Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Depression, HIV/AIDS, and HIV Risk-Related Sexual Behaviors Among Clinically Depressed African American Adolescent Females.

Authors

Brawner BM.

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

Arch. Psychiatr. Nurs.

Publication Date

12/1/2012

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23164403

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Abstract

Individuals' attitudes and beliefs toward behaviors are key indicators of behavioral performance. The purposes of this study were to elucidate attitudes and beliefs about depression, HIV/AIDS, and HIV risk-related sexual behaviors among clinically depressed African American adolescent females and to develop an understanding of their context for HIV risk. For this descriptive qualitative inquiry, semistructured interviews and surveys were employed (N = 24). The narratives reveal that behavioral sequelae of depression (i.e., loneliness) can produce risk for HIV. These findings may guide psychiatric nurse educators, scientists, and practitioners to modify HIV risk among clinically depressed African American adolescent females​

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Topic

Behavior; Black; Women; Depression

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