Title

Replicating A Teen Hiv/Std Preventive Intervention In A Multicultural City

Publication Date

6-1-2007

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Although there are now several adolescent HIV and STD preventive interventions of demonstrated efficacy in the literature, little is understood about the portability of these interventions. This study replicated Stanton's Focus on Kids intervention, developed for inner city African American adolescents, in a different population, transferring it to a multicultural city. Despite careful replication of the original study's procedures, youth in the preventive intervention condition of the replication study did not improve in attitudes, perceived norms, self-efficacy, or intentions toward sexual initiation, condom use, or abstinence compared with a carefully matched control condition. We discuss several possible reasons for this failure to replicate, concluding that the most likely reason is the lower rates of sexual activity among youth in the replication city.

Publication Title

Aids Education And Prevention: Official Publication Of The International Society For Aids Education

Volume

19

Issue

3

First Page

258

Last Page

273

DOI

10.1521/aeap.2007.19.3.258

Version

post-print, with permission from publisher

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