The number of adolescent females between the ages of 13 and 19 who are contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is rising at an alarming rate.
Although the issue of STDs has been overshadowed by continued public debate over adolescent pregnancy and childbearing, it demands attention.
Particularly concerning is the fact that STDs increase the likelihood of transmitting HIV (N.E. MacDonald et al., 1990).
To offset the growing incidences of STDs among female adolescents, gender-specific interventions are needed.
Following is a description of the theoretical underpinnings that informed and guided the development of a gender-specific intervention titled Girl Talk.
A two-stage creation and review process was used to design this 2.5-hr, four-session intervention.
An overview of the quasi-experimental design that compared a nonequivalent comparison and two intervention groups (peer led and adult led) is presented.
Baseline characteristics of the three groups are reported.
Also described is how participant feedback and a design content analysis are used to evaluate the appropriateness of the intervention for adolescent females.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle, Sexe, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Comportement sexuel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Adolescent, Human, Female, Sex, Sanitary program, Prevention, Health education, Sexual behavior, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0489692
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.