Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
This study measured the effectiveness of an evidence-based educational intervention targeting STD prevention in Greek society members attending college and examined relationships between sexual health knowledge, attitudes toward safe sex behaviors, and sexual demographics. One hundred thirty-two Greek society members attending college participated. Instruments measured demographic characteristics, knowledge regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and attitudes toward practicing safe sex behaviors at baseline and one week post-intervention. There was a significant increase in STD knowledge from baseline (M=13.03, SD=6.5) to one week (M=20.27, SD=4.9) t (131) = -13.53, p = .000. Fraternity members were more likely to report attitudes toward risky sexual behavior rs(132) = .323, p = .000, and as knowledge increased, attitudes became more favorable to safe sex behaviors (pre-STD knowledge and pre-intervention attitudes, r(132) = -.249, p = .004; post- STD knowledge and post-intervention attitudes, rs(132) = -.307, p = .000). Results support that a brief STD educational intervention can increase STD knowledge and improve attitudes toward safe sexual behaviors.
Goldsberry, Jennifer W., "Assessing the Effects of an STD Educational Intervention on Greek Society College Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Safe Sex Behaviors" (2015). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Translational and Clinical Research Projects. Paper 13.