A study to determine factors contributing to high incidences of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents of Lusaka urban district.
Imasiku, Monde Mukelabai Christine.
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The study aimed at determining factors contributing to high incidences of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents of Lusaka urban district. Literature reviewed on STI was from various sources globally, regionally and nationally. The literature focused on incidences, health seeking behaviors of STI patients, 1 adolescent sexual behavior and common STIs contracted. However no study was found on factors contributing to high incidences of STI among adolescents of Lusaka district. A non experimental, explanatory qualitative research design was used. A pilot study was carried out at Kalingalinga Health Centre and the actual study was done at Mtendere Health Centre. The research subjects were selected using the simple random sampling. A sample consisted of fifty (50) respondents who were both male and female adolescents. Two (2) focus group discussions were done, one with parents of adolescents and another consisting of adolescents only. Data collection was done using a semi-structured questionnaire and a focus guide. The data was analysed manually using a data master sheet and calculator. Frequency tables, pie chart, graphs and cross tabulations were used to present data. These were all used to determine special relationships between variables. Findings revealed that (96%) had heard of STI/HIV/AIDS, with majority (56%) being very knowledgeable on STI Common sources for their information was (20%) NGOs, (18%) peers, (18%) schools (14%) media.
SubjectHIV infections --Lusaka urban,Zambia.
Sexually transmitted diseases.
Youth --Sexual behavior --Lusaka urban,Zambia.