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Individual counseling of patients with sexually transmitted diseases. A way to improve partner notification in a Zambian setting?
Sex Transm Dis. 1996 Jul-Aug; 23(4):289-92.ST

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are a major health problem in Zambia. Partner notification, which is a recommended strategy to decrease STD, must be improved.

GOAL

To assess whether individual counseling of patients with STD, combined with contact slip(s), had any impact on the proportion of sex partners traced in an urban setting in Zambia.

STUDY DESIGN

A randomized trial comprised of 94 women and 302 men with STD.

RESULTS

Women and men in the intervention group informed more partners than did those in the control group. In the intervention group, 1.8 partners per man was treated compared to 1.2 in the control group (P < 0.001). There was no difference between the two groups of women. There was a gradual decline from numbers of partners informed to numbers of partners treated according to the patient to number of contact slips filed.

CONCLUSIONS

Individual counseling of men with STD improved partner notification.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of International Health and Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8836022

Citation

Faxelid, E, et al. "Individual Counseling of Patients With Sexually Transmitted Diseases. a Way to Improve Partner Notification in a Zambian Setting?" Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 23, no. 4, 1996, pp. 289-92.
Faxelid E, Tembo G, Ndulo J, et al. Individual counseling of patients with sexually transmitted diseases. A way to improve partner notification in a Zambian setting? Sex Transm Dis. 1996;23(4):289-92.
Faxelid, E., Tembo, G., Ndulo, J., & Krantz, I. (1996). Individual counseling of patients with sexually transmitted diseases. A way to improve partner notification in a Zambian setting? Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 23(4), 289-92.
Faxelid E, et al. Individual Counseling of Patients With Sexually Transmitted Diseases. a Way to Improve Partner Notification in a Zambian Setting. Sex Transm Dis. 1996 Jul-Aug;23(4):289-92. PubMed PMID: 8836022.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Individual counseling of patients with sexually transmitted diseases. A way to improve partner notification in a Zambian setting? AU - Faxelid,E, AU - Tembo,G, AU - Ndulo,J, AU - Krantz,I, PY - 1996/7/1/pubmed PY - 1996/7/1/medline PY - 1996/7/1/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Behavior KW - Case Control Studies KW - Clinic Activities KW - Counseling--men KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Eastern Africa KW - English Speaking Africa KW - Infections KW - Interpersonal Relations KW - Organization And Administration KW - Partner Communication KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Program Activities KW - Programs KW - Reproductive Tract Infections KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Sexually Transmitted Diseases KW - Studies KW - Urban Population KW - Zambia SP - 289 EP - 92 JF - Sexually transmitted diseases JO - Sex Transm Dis VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are a major health problem in Zambia. Partner notification, which is a recommended strategy to decrease STD, must be improved. GOAL: To assess whether individual counseling of patients with STD, combined with contact slip(s), had any impact on the proportion of sex partners traced in an urban setting in Zambia. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized trial comprised of 94 women and 302 men with STD. RESULTS: Women and men in the intervention group informed more partners than did those in the control group. In the intervention group, 1.8 partners per man was treated compared to 1.2 in the control group (P < 0.001). There was no difference between the two groups of women. There was a gradual decline from numbers of partners informed to numbers of partners treated according to the patient to number of contact slips filed. CONCLUSIONS: Individual counseling of men with STD improved partner notification. SN - 0148-5717 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8836022/Individual_counseling_of_patients_with_sexually_transmitted_diseases__A_way_to_improve_partner_notification_in_a_Zambian_setting L2 - https://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=8836022 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -