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J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2013 May-Jun;24(3):256-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2012.06.005. Epub 2012 Nov 2.

Text-messaging-enhanced HIV intervention for African American adolescents: a feasibility study.

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School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Abstract

We examined the feasibility and acceptability of an HIV prevention intervention for African American adolescents delivered via mobile cell phones and looked at intervention-related changes in beliefs and sexual behaviors. We used a longitudinal one-group comparison design with data collected at three points. Forty adolescents, 13-18 years old, participated in the Becoming a Responsible Teen intervention followed by the delivery of daily multimedia messages for 3 months. The mobile-cell-phone enhanced intervention was feasible and acceptable to the participants. Greater HIV knowledge, improved attitudes toward condoms, and increased perceived HIV risk scores were observed with older adolescents (16-18 years old). Behavior trends showed a decrease in the number of times participants reported engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse over the previous 2 months. Mobile-cell-phone multimedia-text-messaging boosters tested in this study provided preliminary evidence of efficacy of the enhanced HIV prevention intervention for African American youth.

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23122907
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PMC3627821
DOI:
10.1016/j.jana.2012.06.005
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