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Screening for chlamydia trachomatis : barriers for homeless young people

Henning, Dorothy, Ryan, Alice, Sanci, Lena and Dunning, Trisha 2007, Screening for chlamydia trachomatis : barriers for homeless young people, Australian journal of advanced nursing, vol. 24, no. 3, Mar-May, pp. 8-13.

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Title Screening for chlamydia trachomatis : barriers for homeless young people
Author(s) Henning, Dorothy
Ryan, Alice
Sanci, Lena
Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Journal name Australian journal of advanced nursing
Volume number 24
Issue number 3
Season Mar-May
Start page 8
End page 13
Publisher Australian Nursing Federation; RMIT Publishing
Place of publication [South Melbourne, Vic.]
Publication date 2007-05
ISSN 0813-0531
1447-4328
Keyword(s) chlamydia
screening
barriers
homeless
chlamydia trachomatis
chlamydia Infections
Summary Objective: The study explored homeless young people's knowledge and attitudes of Chlamydia trachomatis (Chlamydia) and its screening.

Design: Semi-structured interviews using focus groups.

Setting: An inner city clinic for homeless young people.

Subjects: Homeless young people aged 16-26 years.

Outcomes: Perceptions of Chlamydia and its screening.

Results:
19 males and 6 females aged 16-26 years participated. Content analysis confirmed a lack of knowledge, prior education and misinformation about Chlamydia and barriers to being screened. Ideas for informing young people about Chlamydia included advertising on billboards, in free newspapers, and improved school sex education programs.

Conclusions:
Homeless young people have poor knowledge of Chlamydia and its screening and barriers to the screening process. Culturally-specific education and health promotion programs and services are needed.
Notes Reprinted with permission of the AJAN
Language eng
Field of Research 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, Australian Nursing Federation & RMIT Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007111

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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