Replicating A Teen Hiv/Std Preventive Intervention In A Multicultural City
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.
Aids Education And Prevention: Official Publication Of The International Society For Aids Education
post-print, with permission from publisher
Morrison, Diane M.; Hoppe, Marilyn J.; Wells, Elizabeth A.; Beadnell, Blair A.; and Wilsdon, Anthony, "Replicating A Teen Hiv/Std Preventive Intervention In A Multicultural City" (2007). Social Work Publications. 69.