HIV prevention for adolescents

Utility of the health belief model

L. K. Brown, Ralph DiClemente, L. A. Reynolds

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Abstract

The Health Belief Model (HBM) has been applied to diverse sets of health behaviors. Research that suggests difficulties of the HBM in predicting future behaviors, especially HIV-related, is reviewed. Prominent features of adolescence that influence HIV-related risk behaviors are discussed including: cognitive immaturity, struggle for psychological autonomy, peer influences, and physical development. It is suggested that a model is needed to guide prevention efforts, and that these adolescent-specific factors need to be incorporated into any such model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Peer Influence

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Education

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HIV prevention for adolescents : Utility of the health belief model. / Brown, L. K.; DiClemente, Ralph; Reynolds, L. A.

In: AIDS Education and Prevention, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.01.1991, p. 50-59.

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