Project BORDERNET 2005-2007

III. CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION — 3.3. KAB survey among target groups

KAB Survey among selected target groups - Reports

KAB Survey among young adults
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KAB Survey among MSM
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KAB Survey draft results:
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1. Survey’s objectives:

-To carry out a quantitative survey among selected target groups in each model region determining living
and social conditions, health related behaviour, knowledge and attitudes related to HIV/STIs;

-To elicit trends in risk taking and exposure to HIV/STIs among certain target groups in the
crossing-border regions of BORDERNET related to patterns of transnational mobility;

-To compile a set of indicators and recommendations for policy makers and health professionals from
service - sector aiming at more effective HIV/STIs prevention and risk reduction,

2. Definition of sample and target groups

As a result of the consultation process in each model region there were two types of target groups outlined for the survey:

 

-a common target group, identified as a priority in all 4 regions – young people – 18 to 25 years old;

 

-specific target groups, identified as a priority in one or more regions – HIV positive men; female
sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM)

 

Total sample size – 1 080 respondents

 

  Country Target group 1 (common) Target group 2 (specific)
MR I 270 Poland

135

Germany

135

Young people

( 2 x 90)

HIV + men

( 2 x 45)

MR II 270

Poland

135

Germany

135

Young people

( 2 x 90)

Female sex workers

( 2 x 45)

MR III 270 Poland

135

Germany

135

Young people

( 2 x 90)

MSM

( 2 x 45)

MR IV 270 Poland

135

  Young people

( 2 x 90)

MSM

( 2 x 45)

 

3. Selection criteria and recruitment of respondents

-Age – specified only by the group of young people – 18 to 25 years of age;

 

-Sex – balanced only by the group of young people;

 

-Setting of recruitment – leisure time scene (discos, bars, cafes), work place , study setting
(school, - university, youth hostel/dormitory), health care setting
 

4. Modes of survey’s administration

-Self-administration (questionnaire) – a combination with structured face-to-face interview, where self-administration is completely impossible;

 

-Distribution and collection of questionnaires – directly on the spot;

5. Instrument – closed/multiple-choice questions questionnaire

-General part – common for all target groups – 28 items providing data on:

 

Life and social situation;

-Mobility;

 

-HIV/AIDS and STIs knowledge and subjective risk perception

 

-Special part – a separate battery of questions for each target group – 4 batteries with between
10 and 15 items, providing data on:

 

-Sexual practices/level of HIV/STIs risk exposure

6. Survey’s action frame

-Instrument finalisation – end of December 2005;

 

-Consultation and approval by the respective ethical commissions – end of February 2006;

 

-Administration (data collection) – March- June 2006;

 

-Data entry – July – September 2006;

 

-Analysis and report – September – October 2006