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Impact of Educational Interventions on Acceptance and Uptake of Male Circumcision in the General Population of Western China: A Multicenter Cohort Study.

Impact of Educational Interventions on Acceptance and Uptake of Male Circumcision in the General Population of Western China: A Multicenter Cohort Study.
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Zhou B, Ning C, McCann CD, Liao Y, Yang X, Zou Y, Jiang J, Liang B, Abdullah AS, Qin B, Upur H, Zhong C, Ye L, Liang H,


Zhou B, Ning C, McCann CD, Liao Y, Yang X, Zou Y, Jiang J, Liang B, Abdullah AS, Qin B, Upur H, Zhong C, Ye L, Liang H, (click to view)

Zhou B, Ning C, McCann CD, Liao Y, Yang X, Zou Y, Jiang J, Liang B, Abdullah AS, Qin B, Upur H, Zhong C, Ye L, Liang H,

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Scientific reports 2017 11 027(1) 14931 doi 10.1038/s41598-017-13995-9

Abstract

To compare different intervention models for promoting male circumcision (MC) to prevent HIV transmission in Western China. A total of 1690 male participants from multiple study sites were cluster randomly allocated to three-stage (Model A), two-stage (Model B), and one-stage (Model C) educational interventions. In all three interventions models, knowledge about MC significantly increased and the reported willingness to accept MC increased to 52.6% (255/485), 67.0% (353/527), and 45.5% (219/481) after intervention, respectively (P < 0.05). Rate of MC surgery uptake was highest (23.7%; 115/485) among those who received Model A intervention, compared to those who received Model B (17.1%; 90/527) or Model C (9.4%; 45/481) interventions (P < 0.05). Multivariable Cox regression analysis identified that Model A or Model B had twice the effect of Model C on MC uptake, with relative risks of 2.4 (95%CI, 1.5-3.8) and 2.2 (95%CI, 1.3-3.6), respectively. Model B was the most effective model for improving participants' willingness to accept MC, while Model A was most successful at increasing uptake of MC surgery. Self-reported attitude towards MC uptake was not strongly correlated with actual behavior in this study focusing on the general male population in Western China.

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