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J Adolesc Health. 2008 Aug;43(2):198-200. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.01.018. Epub 2008 Apr 25.

Increasing clinician self-efficacy for screening and counseling adolescents for risky health behaviors: results of an intervention.

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Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Research and Policy Center for Childhood and Adolescence, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA.


This study evaluates a training and tools intervention to increase provider self-efficacy to screen and counsel adolescents for risky behavior. Two clinics within a health maintenance organization served as intervention sites, and two as comparison sites. Self-efficacy to deliver adolescent services increased significantly in the intervention group relative to the comparison group.

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