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Health Psychol. 2008 May;27(3):349-57. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.27.3.349.

A music-based HIV prevention intervention for urban adolescents.

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  • 1School of Natural and Social Sciences, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY 10577, USA. anthony.lemieux@purchase.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This research examines the process of conducting and evaluating a music-based HIV prevention intervention among urban adolescents, and is informed by the information, motivation, behavioral skills (IMB) model.

DESIGN:

Musically talented opinion leaders were recruited to write, record, and distribute HIV prevention themed music to their peers to increase HIV prevention motivation, behavioral skills, and behaviors. In this 3-month field experiment, participants were 306 students enrolled in health classes at each of three large multiracial urban high schools (one treatment school; two control schools).

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Measures of HIV prevention information, motivation, behavioral skills, and behaviors, both pre- and postintervention.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

Results indicate that the intervention influenced several aspects of HIV prevention motivation, behavioral skills, and condom use and HIV testing behaviors. This research demonstrates that the incorporation of music into HIV prevention interventions for adolescents has the potential to be effective.

PMID:
18624599
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