Effectiveness of the life skills program for HIV/AIDS prevention in Northern Thai housewives

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Doctor of Philosophy


School of Psychology and Social Science


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


This research has applied a Life Skills Program to the health area of HIV/AIDS. The study included both qualitative and quantitative analyses especially designed to establish a strategy to prevent and control HIV/AIDS infection in Thailand. A pseudo-experimental research design was used with pre-test/post-test questionnaires and interviews. The lack of HIV/AIDS knowledge among Thai people and unsafe sexual behaviours place them at risk of acquiring HIV and AIDS. Thus, there is a need to construct a strategy to prevent and reduce the high risk behaviours associated with this infection. The study targeted housewives between the ages of 15 and 60 years living in urban and rural low-income areas in Nakhon Sawan Province in the south of the northern region of Thailand. One hundred housewives participated in the program.

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