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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160175
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescents' Perspectives on Sexual Health Programs and Why They Fail
Abstract:
Adolescents' Perspectives on Sexual Health Programs and Why They Fail
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The Ohio State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
Contact Telephone:(614) 292-4977
Co-Authors:Cheryl L. Kovar, MSN, RN, CNS, Predoctoral Student; Molly Dunn, BSN, RN, Research Assistant; Carolyn J. Brown, MS, CFNP, Project Director
Purpose: To examine adolescents and young adults' perspectives on past
sexual health information and effect on personal behavior. Theoretical
framework: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at pandemic
proportions among adolescents and young adults. Promotion of safer sexual
practices is important since many of these infections are incurable or
antibiotic resistant. Most of our educational programs to promote safer
sexual practices fail within 3 months. The perspective of the adolescent
and young adult has never been examined as to why these programs fail.
Johnson's theory of self-regulation was a guiding framework for this study
in that the perspective of the individual as to the type of information
they wish to receive must be taken into consideration. Subjects: Sixty
participants (18 û 28 yrs., M=22.2, SD=2.7) from a large Midwestern
university completed an open-ended interview and questionnaire about
sexual health habits. The participants were primarily female (85%) and
Caucasian (78%). Methods: Qualitative data were collected using open-ended
questions in a structured interview. Demographic data, including sexual
risk behaviors, were also collected using a closed-ended survey which the
participants filled out privately after their interview. Responses to
open-ended questions were content analyzed using McLaughlin & Marascuilo's
(1990) procedure. Closed-ended responses from the survey were analyzed
using descriptive statistics. Results: Participants received most of their
information about STIs, prevention, and the reproductive system in junior
high and high school. While 52% found this information useful; the most
often cited theme of how behavior had changed was an awareness of risk.
Major themes regarding what was not helpful included "abstinence only",
"preachy" presentations, and embarrassment of presenters. Themes as to why
current programs fail included not giving information at appropriate age,
restrictive culture, and type of presenter. Conclusions: Results can help
practitioners tailor current education programs to the needs of this
population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescents' Perspectives on Sexual Health Programs and Why They Failen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160175-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescents' Perspectives on Sexual Health Programs and Why They Fail</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Ohio State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(614) 292-4977</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">von-sadovszky.1@osu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cheryl L. Kovar, MSN, RN, CNS, Predoctoral Student; Molly Dunn, BSN, RN, Research Assistant; Carolyn J. Brown, MS, CFNP, Project Director</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To examine adolescents and young adults' perspectives on past <br/> sexual health information and effect on personal behavior. Theoretical <br/> framework: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at pandemic <br/> proportions among adolescents and young adults. Promotion of safer sexual <br/> practices is important since many of these infections are incurable or <br/> antibiotic resistant. Most of our educational programs to promote safer <br/> sexual practices fail within 3 months. The perspective of the adolescent <br/> and young adult has never been examined as to why these programs fail. <br/> Johnson's theory of self-regulation was a guiding framework for this study <br/> in that the perspective of the individual as to the type of information <br/> they wish to receive must be taken into consideration. Subjects: Sixty <br/> participants (18 &ucirc; 28 yrs., M=22.2, SD=2.7) from a large Midwestern <br/> university completed an open-ended interview and questionnaire about <br/> sexual health habits. The participants were primarily female (85%) and <br/> Caucasian (78%). Methods: Qualitative data were collected using open-ended <br/> questions in a structured interview. Demographic data, including sexual <br/> risk behaviors, were also collected using a closed-ended survey which the <br/> participants filled out privately after their interview. Responses to <br/> open-ended questions were content analyzed using McLaughlin &amp; Marascuilo's <br/> (1990) procedure. Closed-ended responses from the survey were analyzed <br/> using descriptive statistics. Results: Participants received most of their <br/> information about STIs, prevention, and the reproductive system in junior <br/> high and high school. While 52% found this information useful; the most <br/> often cited theme of how behavior had changed was an awareness of risk. <br/> Major themes regarding what was not helpful included &quot;abstinence only&quot;, <br/> &quot;preachy&quot; presentations, and embarrassment of presenters. Themes as to why <br/> current programs fail included not giving information at appropriate age, <br/> restrictive culture, and type of presenter. Conclusions: Results can help <br/> practitioners tailor current education programs to the needs of this <br/> population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:41:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:41:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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