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J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2002 Jan-Feb;13(1):21-7.

Adolescents' input on the development of an HIV risk reduction intervention.

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School of Nursing, University of Rochester, USA.

Abstract

Adolescence is a developmental period often associated with sexual debut as well as risk taking. Given these considerations, HIV prevention interventions need to become an important component of adolescent health care. This article describes the use of formative research to guide intervention refinement. To refine an HIV risk reduction intervention that has been used successfully with adults, the authors conducted focus groups with 30 adolescent females. These participants identified misconceptions regarding HIV-related information and factors that influence motivation to participate in risky behaviors. They also suggested strategies for recruitment and retention in a longitudinal study. Formative research such as this can be used to develop interventions that are gender specific and developmentally and culturally appropriate for adolescents.

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11828857
DOI:
10.1016/S1055-3290(06)60238-0
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