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Health Educ Behav. 2007 Aug;34(4):608-21. Epub 2006 May 31.

A brief, low-cost, theory-based intervention to promote dual method use by black and Latina female adolescents: a randomized clinical trial.

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Hunter College, New York, New York, USA. carolroye@yahoo.com

Abstract

HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects young women of color. Young women who use hormonal contraception are less likely to use condoms. Brief, inexpensive HIV-prevention interventions are needed for high-volume clinics. This study was a randomized clinical trial of two interventions: (a) a video made for this study and (b) an adaptation of Project RESPECT counseling. Four hundred Black and Latina teenage women completed a questionnaire about their sexual behaviors and were randomly assigned to (a) see the video, (b) get counseling, (c) see the video and get counseling, or (d) receive usual care. At 3-month follow-up, those who saw the video and received counseling were 2.5 times more likely to have used a condom at last intercourse with their main partner than teens in the usual care group. These differences did not persist at 12-month follow-up. This suggests that a brief intervention can positively affect condom use in the short term.

PMID:
16740522
DOI:
10.1177/1090198105284840
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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