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Title: The long-term effects of behavioral interventions on condom use and sexually transmitted infections among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore, 1994-2002
Authors: WONG MEE LIAN
Keywords: Condom use, vaginal sex, oral sex, pharyngeal gonorrhea, cervical gonorrhea, behavioural interventions
Issue Date: 19-Feb-2004
Source: WONG MEE LIAN (2004-02-19). The long-term effects of behavioral interventions on condom use and sexually transmitted infections among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore, 1994-2002. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study evaluated the effects of multifaceted behavioural intervention programs on condom use for vaginal sex (implemented in 1994), and condom use for oral sex (implemented in 1996) over more than 6 years among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore. The short- and long-term effects were evaluated by the quasi-experimental pretest-postest comparison group and the time series design respectively. At 5-month follow-up, the intervention group were almost twice as likely (adjusted prevalence ratio 1.90, 95% CI: 1.22-2.94) as the comparison group to use condoms consistently for vaginal sex. Consistent condom use for vaginal and oral sex increased markedly from less than 50% before program implementation to more than 90% in June 2002 (p<0.001), with a corresponding significant decline in cervical gonorrhoea incidence from more than 3 to 0.4 per 100 person-months, and pharyngeal gonorrhoea incidence from more than 1.2 to 0.3 per 100 person-months over the same period.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13714
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