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Title: A Process Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Programme Among Youths in Vungu District: a Case Of National Aids Council
Authors: Machacha, Ransom
Keywords: HIV and AIDS
behaviour chang programme
behaviour change
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: Lupane State University
Abstract: The first chapter highlighted the background to study pertaining to the HIV prevalence and identified interventions strategies. The behavior change programme aims to reduce all risk behaviors and ways of combating the spread of various through various activities to sensitive different groups in the population but the current evaluation aims to assess the activities of the implementing partners. The first chapter managed to highlight research questions, research objectives and the inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, objectives and goals of the programme and how they are to be attained through a programme theory and logical framework. The second chapter reviewed different articles of different scholars with the aim identified appropriate ways of carrying out a process evaluation. It further captured various process evaluations done by different organizations and scholars to gain an insight on how to carry out a process evaluation. Recommended research methodology data from different scholars was reviewed so as to come up with the most appropriate research methodology. The third chapter highlighted the population, sample procedure, sample size and research instruments used. In this research the researcher used qualitative methods of data collection which were questionnaires, sample size was selected using probability sampling methods. The research targeted 44respondents and distribution of questionnaires was done to 44respondents and 42 were returned, on the 42, 41 were completed. The researcher validated the research instruments through a pilot study and analyzed data using statistical package for social scientists version 21 (SPSS V21). The research found out that most activities carried out by behavior change implementers are tailored to suit a certain age group thus they discuss issues of HIV and AIDS in different segments of the populations. The research also found out that condom use and abstinence are most disliked topics but there are more negative about condom use than males and they view the condom as a tool to fuel the spread of HIV/AIDS. The researcher therefore recommended an increase on condom use lessons and the benefits of abstinence to all segments of the youths
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