Psychosocial Factors and Substance Use in High-Risk Youth Living With HIV: A Multi-Site Study
May 10, 2010
The team undertook the current study to test relationships between psychosocial factors and alcohol and illicit drug use among high-risk youth living with HIV (YLH). In five cities, 186 YLH (ages 16-24) classified as high-risk (defined as having problems with substance use, sexual risk or medication adherence) were enrolled.
An alcohol, smoking and substance involvement screening test and a timeline follow-back interview were used to assess subjects' use of alcohol and illicit drugs. Constructs from the adapted Transtheoretical Model (TTM), including a continuous measure of motivational readiness in response to criticism of the stage component, were assessed by questionnaire. Path analysis was employed to fit cross-sectional data collected via computer-assisted personal interviewing (baseline data from intervention study). Separate models were fit for each commonly used substance.
04.2010; Vol. 22; No. 4: P. 475-482; Sylvie Naar-King; Karen Kolmodin; Jeffrey T. Parsons; Debra Murphy; ATN 004 Protocol Team, Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Risk Behavior Among the Adolescent Children of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug-Abusing Fathers
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