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Making Employment Needs (MEN) Count Intervention to Reduce HIV/STI Risk for Black Heterosexual Men in D.C., 2014-2018

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Raj, Anita (University of California-San Diego)
  • Bowleg, Lisa (George Washington University)
Publication Date
2019-01-02
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
    • Award Number: R01MH096657
Free Keywords
HIV; STI; Housing; Employment
Description
  • Abstract

    This dataset includes baseline and follow-up survey data collected to evaluate the impact of MEN Count, a race - and gender-tailored three-session counseling intervention, on HIV/STI incidence as well as housing and employment. A two-armed quasi-experimental design was used to compare MEN Count to an attention comparison condition focused on stress reduction, from March 2014-April 2017. Participants (N=454) were Black heterosexual men in Washington D.C., largely recruited from an STI clinic. Survey data were used to assess whether the intervention was associated with significant changes in non-viral STI incidence, sexual risk categorization, housing, and employment.
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: 1,042 men were assessed for eligibility; 455 (44%) were eligible and consented to be recruited to the study. One participant was withdrawn from the study due to use of false information, resulting in a final baseline sample of 454 participants. Of these, 44.1% (n=200) and 46.5% (n=211) completed the 6- and 12-month follow-ups, respectively. Retention did not differ significantly between treatment and control arms at 6-month or 12-month follow-up. Reasons for loss to follow-up were predominantly inability to contact and no-shows for scheduled surveys. Additionally, four participants withdrew from the study and two died during the study period.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-03-01 / 2017-04-30
    Time Period: Sat Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2014--Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017
  • 2014-03-01 / 2018-03-31
    Collection Date(s): Sat Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2014--Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • Washington, D.C., USA
Sampled Universe
Black Heterosexual Men in D.C.
Sampling
Participants were recruited via community and street outreach, flyers and Craigslist, participant referrals, and on-site recruitment at a large publicly-funded STI clinic. 
Collection Mode
  • self-enumerated questionnaire~~telephone interview~~

Availability
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Relations
  • Cites
    DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2013.804901 (Text)
Publications
  • Raj, Anita, Anindita Dasgupta, Irvienne Goldson, Dumas Lafontant, Elmer Freeman, and Jay G. Silverman. “Pilot Evaluation of the Making Employment Needs [MEN] Count Intervention: Addressing Behavioral and Structural HIV Risks in Heterosexual Black Men.” AIDS Care 26, no. 2 (February 2014): 152–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2013.804901.
    • ID: 10.1080/09540121.2013.804901 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-05-29 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-05-29

Raj, Anita; Bowleg, Lisa (2019): Making Employment Needs (MEN) Count Intervention to Reduce HIV/STI Risk for Black Heterosexual Men in D.C., 2014-2018. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E109965V1