CPDD Poster from PN Node Researchers

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CTN Pacific Northwest Node researchers Mary Hatch-Maillette, Don Calsyn, Blair Beadnell, and Lynette Wright, along with colleagues Ann Burlew and Jerika Wilson from the Ohio Valley Node, recently presented a poster at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual meeting in Hollywood, FL, June 18-23, 2011.

The poster, entitled “Culturally Tailoring the Real Men Are Safe HIV Prevention Intervention,” reported on the early stages of a study designed to revise the CDC recognized, evidence-based REMAS prevention intervention to make it more culturally relevant to African American and Hispanic men, and then conduct a pilot feasibility trials of the revised REMAS in four CTN CTPs.

The manual was revised using the “Delphi Process,” with expert panel members reviewing,  rating, and offering specific suggestions of improvements for all the modules in two separate rounds.  The panel members’ quantitative ratings and qualitative suggestions were, for the most part, consistent with each other, with the qualitative feedback being used more extensively in making revisions to REMAS. 

The Delphi Process was found to be a successful technique, and the effectiveness of the REMAS-CA (Culturally Adapted) is currently undergoing pilot testing.

Citation:  Hatch-Maillette MA, Calsyn DA, Burlew AK, Wilson J, Beadnell B, Wright L.  Culturally Tailoring the Real Men Are Safe HIV Prevention Intervention.  Poster presented at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual meeting, Hollywood, FL, June 18-23, 2011.  Find it in the CTN Dissemination Library!

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