Date of Award

Fall 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

First Advisor

Moore, Leslie

Second Advisor

MacMillan, Deborah

Third Advisor

Butler, Scott


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.

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