Introducing the D4 Diagnostic Quadrant as a targeting tool: developing a framework for the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions in Tanzania and beyond

Renzaho, Andre M. N. and Clarke, Matthew 2013, Introducing the D4 Diagnostic Quadrant as a targeting tool: developing a framework for the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions in Tanzania and beyond, Australian journal of primary health, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 219-227.

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Title Introducing the D4 Diagnostic Quadrant as a targeting tool: developing a framework for the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions in Tanzania and beyond
Author(s) Renzaho, Andre M. N.
Clarke, Matthew
Journal name Australian journal of primary health
Volume number 19
Issue number 3
Start page 219
End page 227
Total pages 9
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Canberra, ACT
Publication date 2013-09
ISSN 1448-7527
1836-7399
Keyword(s) HIV/AIDS
behaviour change
peer training
health education
Summary The current study develops and evaluates a tool to distinguish four different categories of educators for the effective delivery of HIV/AIDS health education using data from 548 randomly selected participants aged 16 years. The D4 Diagnostic Quadrant is based on HIV knowledge and sexual practice behaviours and indicates four distinct typologies of educator. The discerning educator has high HIV/AIDS knowledge and healthy sexual practices. The dissolute educator has high HIV/AIDS knowledge but employs unhealthy or risky sexual practices. The decorous educator has low HIV/AIDS knowledge but practices healthy sexual practices. The disempowered educator has low HIV/AIDS knowledge and employs unhealthy or risky sexual practices. The study found that the two categories that will result in the most effective behaviour-change interventions are those that target ‘discerning’ and ‘decorous’ individuals as the educators. Both these categories have underlying healthy practices that minimise the risk of HIV transmission. The D4 Diagnostic Quadrant tool provides information as to existing knowledge and beliefs about HIV/AIDS that can inform decisions relating to the allocation of scarce resources. The tool will be very useful in the selection process of would-be educators particularly in health-promotion interventions.
Language eng
Field of Research 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, CSIRO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058716

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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