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Am J Public Health. 2000 Oct;90(10):1619-22.

The Safe Dates program: 1-year follow-up results.

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School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599-7400, USA. vfoshee@sph.unc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

An earlier report described desirable 1-month follow-up effects of the Safe Dates program on psychological, physical, and sexual dating violence. Mediators of the program-behavior relationship also were identified. The present report describes the 1-year follow-up effects of the Safe Dates program.

METHODS:

Fourteen schools were in the randomized experiment. Data were gathered by questionnaires in schools before program activities and 1 year after the program ended.

RESULTS:

The short-term behavioral effects had disappeared at 1 year, but effects on mediating variables such as dating violence norms, conflict management skills, and awareness of community services for dating violence were maintained.

CONCLUSIONS:

The findings are considered in the context of why program effects might have decayed and the possible role of boosters for effect maintenance.

PMID:
11029999
PMCID:
PMC1446374
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.90.10.1619
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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