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Pregled bibliografske jedinice broj: 366962

HIV/AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers


Štulhofer, Aleksandar; Brouillard, Pamela; Nikolić, Nebojša; Greiner, Nina
HIV/AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers // Collegium Antropologicum, 30 (2006), Supplement 2; 105-114 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
HIV/AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers

Autori
Štulhofer, Aleksandar ; Brouillard, Pamela ; Nikolić, Nebojša ; Greiner, Nina

Izvornik
Collegium Antropologicum (0350-6134) 30 (2006), Supplement 2; 105-114

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
migrant workers; seafarers; construction workers; HIV/AIDS; knowledge; attitudes; sexual behavior; Croatia

Sažetak
Due to their geographical mobility and long periods of separation from intimate partners, migrant workers are at increased risk for a variety of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS. This study sought to investigate patterns in HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviour in migrant workers in Croatia. In 2003, 566 male migrant workers were recruited during regular required medical examinations and surveyed at seven locations throughout the country. Each participant was asked to complete a self-administered KABP (sexual knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices) questionnaire. The average age of respondents was 38.2 years and the majority worked as seafarers (77.3%) and construction workers (20.5%). Only 18.5% of respondents were able to correctly answer all 13 questions assessing knowledge of HIV/AIDS. Seafarers reported higher levels of knowledge than did construction workers. The average respondent reported having had two sexual partners in the last 12 months, with slightly over half of the respondents (55.3%) reporting condom use at their last intercourse with a casual partner. One fifth of the respondents (20.3%) who reported having had intercourse with a sex worker during the last year reported not using condoms at last intercourse. The number of sexual partners was correlated with age, marital status, faith in God, and personal HIV risk assessment. Attitudes toward condom use, co-workers’ HIV/AIDS concerns and the duration of migrant status (within the last two years) were shown to be significant correlates of condom use at last intercourse with a casual partner. The effect of HIV/AIDS related knowledge on analyzed behaviors did not reach statistical significance. Inadequate patterns of migrant workers’ condom use, gaps in knowledge about HIV transmission and modes of protection, as well as widespread ignorance regarding available anonymous HIV testing found by this study suggest a critical need for expert intervention to avert the potential for an increase in new HIV/AIDS cases. A coordinated, systematic campaign for HIV/AIDS prevention among Croatian migrant workers should focus on increasing peer communication about HIV/AIDS, especially among younger migrant workers, and on reducing the frequency of sexual risk taking.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Sociologija, Psihologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Pomorski fakultet, Rijeka,
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Štulhofer, Aleksandar; Brouillard, Pamela; Nikolić, Nebojša; Greiner, Nina
HIV/AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers // Collegium Antropologicum, 30 (2006), Supplement 2; 105-114 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Štulhofer, A., Brouillard, P., Nikolić, N. & Greiner, N. (2006) HIV/AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers. Collegium Antropologicum, 30 (Supplement 2), 105-114.
@article{article, year = {2006}, pages = {105-114}, keywords = {migrant workers, seafarers, construction workers, HIV/AIDS, knowledge, attitudes, sexual behavior, Croatia}, journal = {Collegium Antropologicum}, volume = {30}, number = {Supplement 2}, issn = {0350-6134}, title = {HIV/AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers}, keyword = {migrant workers, seafarers, construction workers, HIV/AIDS, knowledge, attitudes, sexual behavior, Croatia} }

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • Abstracts in Anthropology
  • Anthropological Literature
  • IBSS - The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • MEDLINE
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Scopus





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