A feasibility study of adolescent sex education : medical students as peer educators in Edinburgh schools.
Objectives To determine the feasibility of medical students being involved in sex education in secondary schools, as lesson leaders in peer group discussions.
Questionnaires and interviews to determine pupil and professional opinions about the present sex education provision and the possible involvement of medical students. 2. A pilot scheme in one school involving medical students as peer educators.
Setting Six central Edinburgh secondary schools ; local sex education services ; Edinburgh University.
Sample 1. Thirty schoolteachers and 205 pupils returned questionnaires.
From this, 18 teachers and 12 pupil groups (six to eight pupils each) were interviewed. 2. Pilot scheme involved three sessions with three groups of six to eight pupils per session.
Twenty-nine returns for the evaluative (pupil) questionnaire were received.
Main outcome measures Questionnaire analysis ; anecdotal evidence from interviews ; evaluative questionnaire given to pupils participating in pilot study.
Results Ninety-four percent of teachers and 93% of pupils were in favour of medical student involvement in schools.
Teachers identified large class size and lack of resources for small group work as factors limiting the effectiveness of present sex education.
Pupils identified teacher embarrassment in certain issues as a barrier to communication, and 89% found communication to be easier with medical students. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Education, Sexualité, Etudiant, Médecine, Université, Questionnaire, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Faisabilité, Essai pilote, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Education, Sexuality, Student, Medicine, University, Questionnaire, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Feasibility, Pilot test, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0445593
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 22/03/2000.