Learning Objective 1: analyz the RARE research method used in HIV/AIDS study.
Learning Objective 2: apply RARE research method for other public health problems.
The purposes of this RARE Project were to assess HIV/AIDS problems and to identify prevention needs of Rohnggleua Market community in Sa Kaeo Province. The RARE methodology uses a combination of observation, mapping, interview, focus group, and street intercept survey. The project comprised of a Community Working Group which acts as an advisory board for the project, a Field Team whose was responsible for gathering data, and RARE participants which included the cultural or community experts, service providers, and community leaders.
RARE project was implemented during August 2006-January 2007. The RARE field team and researchers worked together in order to analyze data during gathering data. Data from observation and mapping led to find the “hot spot” places, and relevant people. Data from street intercept survey were validated with data from in-depth interview, as well as, from focus group.
This presentation will discuss the findings of RARE research methodologies and recommendations for action plans. Lessoned learned from this project will also be discussed.
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