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Growth of American Families: Single Women, 1955
Investigators: Arthur A. Campbell, Pascal K. Whelpton, and John E. Patterson
A survey of 254 young single women aged 18 to 24 was conducted to determine ideas on marriage and desired family size. The gathered data enable comparisons to be made between the study's sample of single women and the sample of married women (DAAPPP Data Set No. 41). The single women were asked a large number of open-ended questions that were more exploratory than hypothesis- testing in purpose. The interview inquired about girlfriends' family-building probabilities, best age for marriage, ideal number of children, and other marriage and family-related issues. The sample was restricted to white women due to the researchers' limited resources for field work. Note for users of DAAPPP Data Sets #01-B1DAAPPP data sets 01 through B1 are comprised of a User's Guide, SPSS syntax files (*.SPS or *.SPX) and raw data files only. Most of these datasets contain SPSS syntax files that use Job Control Language (JCL) from 1980s versions of SPSS-X. Because the syntax is old, the syntax files require editing to conform to the current syntax standards used by SPSS/Windows or SPSS/Unix. If you require technical assistance in using or editing these syntax files, please contact Sociometrics' Data Support Group at 800.846.3475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIV RAP (Research and Practice) Interactive
Investigators: Sociometrics Staff
HIV RAP (Research and Practice) Interactive: A Multimedia Guide to Awareness and Prevention is a collection of interactive, multimedia, science-based HIV information, prevention resources and personal stories to help build your HIV/AIDS awareness, answer your questions, and provide strategies to protect you and your partner. Developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health, these science-based resources have been vetted by independent expert scholars and tested by practitioners in the field. HIV RAP Interactive features reference materials, curriculum resources, interactive games and video clips that highlight HIV/AIDS Basics, Prevention, Testing, and Living with HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS Warriors Program
Investigators: Eric G. Bing, MD, Daniel J. Ortiz, PhD, Ricardo E. Ovalle-Bahamn, C. Phil., Karen G. Cheng, PhD, Francisco Ernesto, MD, & Cherrie B. Boyer, PhD
The HIV/AIDS Warriors Program aims to enhance HIV risk reduction knowledge, motivation, and behaviors among soldiers or other at-risk populations. The program is composed of five, 4-hour sessions delivered on consecutive days to groups of soldiers by civilian facilitators. Optional monthly booster sessions last 1-hour and reinforce the information provided by the initial program and give participants an opportunity to discuss their experiences related to the program. Program participants significantly increased their HIV/AIDS knowledge, perceived vulnerability to HIV, and condom use. Program participants also engaged in fewer unprotected sex acts with girlfriends, occasional partners, and sex workers; reduced the number of unprotected anal sex acts with live-in partners; and reduced the overall number of occasional partners and sex workers. The HIV/AIDS Warriors Program was originally designed for and implemented with soldiers in the Angolan Armed Forces. The HIV prevention messages presented in the curriculum are applicable to other non-military populations at risk of acquiring and transmitting STIs/HIV. Click here to view more detailed information on this program.
Harvard School of Public Health/Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Dietary Supplements Survey, 1999
Investigators: Robert J. Blendon, Catherine M. DesRoches, John M. Benson, Mollyann Brodie, & Drew E. Altman
The Harvard School of Public Health/Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Dietary Supplements Survey, 1999 was a nationally representative, public opinion telephone survey of U.S. adults. The purpose of the study was to examine the characteristics of dietary supplement users, attitudes about dietary supplements, attitudes towards government regulation of supplements, and to examine differences in attitudes between users and nonusers of dietary supplements.
High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study, 1980 to 1986
Investigators: National Center for Education Statistics
HS&B is a longitudinal study of the critical transition years as high school students leave the secondary school system to begin postsecondary education, work, and family formation. Its purpose is to provide information on the characteristics, achievement, and plans of high school students, their progress through high school, and the transition they make from high school to adult roles. Researchers can examine such policy issues as school effects, bilingual education, dropouts, vocational education, academic growth, access to postsecondary education, student financial aid, and life goals. Information was also compiled regarding school characteristics, high school course offerings and course enrollments. For a subset of schools, questionnaires were administered to principals, vocational counselors, guidance counselors, and teachers. Additional data were gathered from parents, siblings, and administrative records (high school transcripts). In addition, postsecondary information regarding transcripts and financial aid were collected for both the sophomore and senior cohort. Therefore, a wide variety of data are available for analysis.
Holistic Health Recovery Program for Injection Drug Users (HHRP)
Investigators: S. Kelly Avants, PhD, Arthur Margolin, PhD, Mary Helen Usubiaga, MD, Cheryl Doebrick, PhD
HOLISTIC HEALTH RECOVERY PROGRAM FOR INJECTION DRUG USERS is a 12-session, manual-guided, group therapy intervention delivered over six weeks. This risk reduction and health promotion intervention is appropriate for use with drug users in a substance abuse treatment program, and it was designed to specifically address the special needs of HIV-negative and status unknown injection drug users (IDUs). HHRP is based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model of HIV prevention through behavioral change and uses cognitive remediation components to facilitate learning and retention of IMB treatment components. The primary goals of this intervention are harm reduction, health promotion, and improved quality of life. More specific objectives include abstinence from illicit drug use or from sexual risk behaviors, reduced drug use, reduced risk of HIV infection, and improved medical, psychological, and social functioning. The HHRP program includes session topics such as: reaching your goals; health care participation; reducing the harm of injection drug use; harm reduction with latex; negotiating harm reduction with partners; preventing relapse to risky behavior; healthy lifestyle choices; introduction to the 12-steps; overcoming stigma; motivation for change; emotional and spiritual healing; and healthy social relationships and activities. Click here to view more detailed information on this program.
Holistic Health Recovery Program for Injection Drug Users Living with HIV (HHRP+)
Investigators: S. Kelly Avants, PhD, Arthur Margolin, PhD, Lara A. Warburton, PhD, Keith A. Hawkins, PsyD, Julia Shi, MD
HOLISTIC HEALTH RECOVERY PROGRAM FOR INJECTION DRUG USERS LIVING WITH HIV is a 12-session, manual-guided, group therapy intervention delivered over six weeks. This risk reduction and health promotion intervention is appropriate for use with drug users in a substance abuse treatment program, and it was designed to specifically address the special needs of HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs). HHRP+ is based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model of HIV prevention through behavioral change and uses cognitive remediation components to facilitate learning and retention of IMB treatment components. The primary goals of this intervention are harm reduction, health promotion, and improved quality of life. More specific objectives include abstinence from illicit drug use or from sexual risk behaviors, reduced risk for HIV transmission, reduced drug use, and improved medical, psychological, and social functioning. The HHRP+ program includes session topics such as: reaching your goals; health care participation; reducing the harm of injection drug use; harm reduction with latex; negotiating harm reduction with partners; preventing relapse to risky behavior; healthy lifestyle choices; introduction to the 12-steps; overcoming stigma; motivation for change; moving beyond grief; and healthy social relationships and activities. Click here to view more detailed information on this program.
ICD Survey: Employing Disabled Americans, 1986
Investigators: International Center for the Disabled
Louis Harris and Associates, Inc. conducted the 1986 ICD Survey: Employing Disabled Americans for the International Center for the Disabled (ICD) in New York, in cooperation with the National Council on the Handicapped in Washington, DC., with major sponsorship from the Presidents Committee on Employment of Individuals with Disabilities. For the study, 921 employers of disabled Americans were interviewed about a variety of work and non-work issues. Four groups of business persons were interviewed: equal employment officers, chief executive officers, department heads/line managers, and top management personnel. Employers were questioned about their attitudes and experiences regarding employment of persons with disabilities, the impact of job discrimination, and differences between disabled and non- disabled employees. The Employers' study focused on several aspects of work and disability including: opinions and barriers to hiring persons with disabilities, workplace policies, comparisons between non- disabled and disabled employees, and suggestions for improving occupational environments, policies, and hiring practices. The study also assessed what employers' believed must be done to enable the disabled to participate fully in the occupational life of the nation. The employers' study includes 158 variables and 921 cases.
IMPACT: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Training Modules
Investigators: Anya Drabkin, Lucy Baden, Julie Solomon, & Josefina J. Card
Developed with grants from the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), IMPACT includes 13 online learning modules designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to implement effective IPV prevention programming in diverse communities. Module features include video-based narration, video clips showing prevention techniques in action, and supplemental downloadable resources. IMPACT is intended for use by IPV prevention practitioners working in a variety of contexts, such as social service organizations, schools, clinics, and faith-based institutions. It is designed for a wide range of professionals, including peer educators, counselors, prevention specialists, and advocates. IMPACT can be used in several ways, as an introductory course and as part of continuing education and training. It includes seven modules designed for all IPV prevention practitioners, and an additional six designed for those working with specific populations (e.g., high-risk couples, IPV perpetrators, and people who have mental health or substance use difficulties).
Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP): An Early Intervention Program for Low Birth Weight Premature Infants
Investigators: Craig T. Ramey, PhD, Donna M. Bryant, PhD, Joseph Sparling, PhD & Barbara H. Wasik, PhD
The Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP) was developed to enhance the cognitive, behavioral, and health status of low birth weight (LBW), premature infants. Between birth of a premature child and the age of three, program families received: 1) pediatric follow-up, 2) home visits, 3) parent support groups, and 4) a systematic educational program provided in specialized child developmental centers. The purpose of this early intervention program is to prevent later developmental problems. As such the child is the primary intervention target, although a parent (or other primary caregiver) is an essential participant in various program components. The IHDP curriculum is both center and home-based and includes activities to foster child functioning and enhance primary care giver child-rearing skills. At the end of the program, an experimental evaluation showed that IHDP had positively impacted cognitive and motor skills in participating children, particularly those from the most at-risk families and those who had been born at the "heavier" side of the low birth weight range (2001 to 2500 grams). Click here to view more detailed information on this program.