Health care and sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and young adults
The Foundation's Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program was designed to strengthen the presence of generalist physician faculty in the nation's medical schools through career development awards to outstanding junior faculty in medical school departments/divisions of family medicine, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics. This grant supports the study of health care for sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and young adults. The specific aims of the project are to: (1) describe and compare respondents in Add Health 2000 who consent or do not consent to urine-based STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing for Ct (C. trachomatis), GC (N. gonorrhoea), and Tv (T. vaginalis); (2) prospectively test the influence of behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, and environmental factors on calling for STD test results and on seeking health care after notification of a positive test for curable STDs; and (3) compare the relative influences of behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, and environmental factors on result-seeking and care-seeking behaviors among sociodemographic groups at high risk of STDs. The results will help inform nonclinic-based STD screening interventions. Such programs have the potential to increase health care received by infected individuals and reduce the overall personal and societal burden of STDs.
Amount Awarded $240,000.00
Awarded on: 5/12/1999
Time frame: 7/1/1999 - 6/30/2004
Grant Number: 36810