A survey of Oregon college and university health service AIDS-related priorities and policies : a replication of the Caruso and Haig Philadelphia study Public Deposited

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  • The literature asserts that both the medical and educational communities have forecast a potential for an AIDS epidemic on college and university campuses. The experts warn that without either a cure or a vaccine for AIDS, it is only through education of "risk behaviors" that devastation can be avoided. A previous study of AIDS-related programs, policies, and services was conducted in 37 Philadelphia area colleges and universities to determine ideal priorities for AIDS-related issues on campuses, and to assess the programs, policies, and services that were currently in place. In order to replicate the previous study, the original five-part questionnaire was used in the current study. Questionnaires were sent to 36 Oregon colleges and universities in Oregon that offered either two-year associate degree programs, four-year general baccalaureate degree programs, or colleges and universities with general post-baccalaureate programs. Speciality schools were excluded in order to replicate the Philadelphia study. Twenty-eight Oregon colleges and universities responded to the survey. The data for research questions 1, 3, and 4 were reported in percentages. Non-parametric statistics were used to analyze data regarding current and ideal programming. Chi square statistic was used to analyze research question 2. Because of unusually small cell size, data for research question 5 was also reported in percentages. It was found that the programs, policies, and services that are currently in place on the sampled campuses are congruent with the respondent's conceptualized ideal programming in the areas of the development of institutional guidelines, adjustment in counseling services, and the distribution of written AIDS-related information. It was also reported that none of the Oregon institutions had allocated any funds for the hiring of new personnel to address the problems of AIDS on campus. There appeared to be a definite trend for the larger schools, (> 3,000) to have more AIDS-related programs, policies and services in place than did the smaller colleges and universities. The Oregon study showed a higher percentage of AIDS-related campus activities in place than did the earlier Philadelphia study, however, the results indicated there is still a serious lack of focus on the issues surrounding AIDS on campus. Educational recommendations were offered in the areas of guideline development, mandatory staff training, and providing AIDS-related information to students. Recommendations for future research should also focus on evaluation of the effectiveness of programs, policies, and services currently in place on college and university campuses.
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