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HIV and Alcohol Prevention in Schools (HAPS) 2003-08 - KwaZulu-Natal

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bhana, Arvinkumar
  • Human Sciences Research Council, National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse
Publication Date
2012-01-23
Embargo End Date
2012-01-23
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
  • National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
ADOLESCENTS; ALCOHOL; ALCOHOL ABUSE; ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION; BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS; DRINKING BEHAVIOUR; HIV; HIV PREVENTION; HIV/AIDS; PREMARITAL SEX; RISK BEHAVIOUR; SAFE SEX; SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: This data set contains the responses of students in the ninth grade which involves testing two successful prevention curricula, namely, Amazing Alternatives, which is a peer-focused alcohol prevention curriculum, and the modified Reducing the Risk curriculum, a skills-based HIV-prevention curriculum. It contains 290 variables and 1319 cases.

    Abstract: The project involves testing two successful prevention curricula, namely, Amazing Alternatives, which is a peer-focused alcohol prevention curriculum, and the modified Reducing the Risk curriculum, a skills-based HIV-prevention curriculum. The project, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, involves combined classroom and media intervention that are designed to be novel and participatory for those adolescents most likely to engage in sexual risk-taking and are affective in altering the number of crucial risk behaviours, including increasing likelihood of continued abstinence among those who have not yet had sex. The study design involves randomising 8 schools in the greater Pietermaritzburg area to an experimental or comparison condition. The control schools receive 4 sessions compared to 14 sessions in the intervention schools.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2003 / 2008
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
Grade 9 students of peri-urban schools in Pietermaritzburg.
Sampling
The project involves formative research and pilot-testing of a new alcohol and HIV prevention curriculum based on two successful curricula: Amazing Alternatives, a peer-focused alcohol prevention curriculum and the modified Reducing the Risk curriculum, a skills-based HIV prevention curriculum. In the first year of the study, the curricula was combined and adapted based on focus and reaction groups and collaboration with South African investigators. Pilot testing occurred in two schools. During years 2 through 5 we recruited two cohorts of 9th grade students who were followed for two school years each. Eight peri-urban schools in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa was randomized to the intervention curriculum or comparison curriculum conditions; each school was randomized to receive the small media campaign either during the first or second cohort. For each cohort, during the first school year, the alcohol and HIV prevention curriculum was implemented in intervention curriculum schools; during the second school year, the small media campaign was implemented in small media schools. Thus, during years 2 and 4 of the study the curriculum was implemented in intervention schools (for the two cohorts of students, respectively). During years 3 and 5 of the study the small media campaign was implemented in intervention schools (for the two cohorts of students, respectively).
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal
    Longitudinal
Collection Mode
  • Focus group
  • Psychological measurements
  • Self-completion
Availability
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2019-09-15 | Issue Number: 1489 | Registration Date: 2014-09-22

Bhana, Arvinkumar; Human Sciences Research Council, National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse (2012): HIV and Alcohol Prevention in Schools (HAPS) 2003-08 - KwaZulu-Natal. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.14749/1400835355