Developing and Implementing a Bilingual Web-Based HIV/STI Prevention Intervention Targeting At-Risk Latina Adolescents: Lessons Learned

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303904
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing and Implementing a Bilingual Web-Based HIV/STI Prevention Intervention Targeting At-Risk Latina Adolescents: Lessons Learned
Author(s):
Chen, Angela Chia-Chen; Lightfoot, Marguerita; Lindenberg, Cathy Strachan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Angela Chia-Chen Chen, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, angela.ccchen@asu.edu; Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD; Cathy Strachan Lindenberg, RN, DrPH;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: HIV/STI has disproportionately affected women of color. Latinos are the second largest ethnic group affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This paper describes the process of developing and implementing a bilingual, web-based HIV/STI prevention intervention targeting Latinas aged 15-19.'

Methods: An expanded Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills model guided the development of GirlSmart. We developed intervention materials adapted from prior work and other evidence-based programs. GirlSmart aimed to increase young Latina's knowledge and motivation to engage in protective sexual behaviors and empower them to initiate and maintain HIV/STI preventive behaviors through online skills building. Development of GirlSmart included integration of Latino culture throughout. A programming team was engaged in the initial planning phases to ensure understanding and functionality of GirlSmart. Both the intervention and assessments were conducted online. During an iterative process of programming and pilot testing, corrections were made and a number of lessons were learned.'

Results: GirlSmartincluded five modules: peer pressure, sexual activity, HIV/STI, pregnancy and family planning, and substance use. Each module included four types of materials: (1) Risks: sex-related information and culturally relevant case scenarios to promote critical thinking and decision making; (2) Resilience: skill-building and motivational concepts, illustrations, and exercises to build individual personal and interpersonal competencies; (3) Reflection: learn to realistically assess their own strengths and vulnerability, clarify their own values and norms, and engage in problem-solving; and (4) Response: share what she is learning with someone important (increase motivation through social support), discuss 'ideas to see how they work and find ways to make them work more effectively (skill building).'

Conclusion: Feasibility and acceptability of GirSmart are examined to provide essential information to inform the development of future, larger-scale interventions. We noted a number of lessons learned; the intervention was very acceptable, however, there were feasibility challenges that were overcome.

Keywords:
Web-based intervention; Latina adolescent; HIV/STI prevention
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDeveloping and Implementing a Bilingual Web-Based HIV/STI Prevention Intervention Targeting At-Risk Latina Adolescents: Lessons Learneden
dc.contributor.authorChen, Angela Chia-Chenen
dc.contributor.authorLightfoot, Margueritaen
dc.contributor.authorLindenberg, Cathy Strachanen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsAngela Chia-Chen Chen, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, angela.ccchen@asu.edu; Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD; Cathy Strachan Lindenberg, RN, DrPH;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303904-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>HIV/STI has disproportionately affected women of color. Latinos are the second largest ethnic group affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This paper describes the process of developing and implementing a bilingual, web-based HIV/STI prevention intervention targeting Latinas aged 15-19.' <p><b>Methods: </b>An expanded Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills model guided the development of <i>GirlSmart</i>. We developed intervention materials adapted from prior work and other evidence-based programs. <i>GirlSmart</i> aimed to increase young Latina's knowledge and motivation to engage in protective sexual behaviors and empower them to initiate and maintain HIV/STI preventive behaviors through online skills building. Development of <i>GirlSmart </i>included integration of Latino culture throughout. A programming team was engaged in the initial planning phases to ensure understanding and functionality of <i>GirlSmart. </i>Both the intervention and assessments were conducted online. During an iterative process of programming and pilot testing, corrections were made and a number of lessons were learned.' <p><b>Results: </b><i>GirlSmart</i>included five modules: peer pressure, sexual activity, HIV/STI, pregnancy and family planning, and substance use. Each module included four types of materials: (1) Risks: sex-related information and culturally relevant case scenarios to promote critical thinking and decision making; (2) Resilience: skill-building and motivational concepts, illustrations, and exercises to build individual personal and interpersonal competencies; (3) Reflection: learn to realistically assess their own strengths and vulnerability, clarify their own values and norms, and engage in problem-solving; and (4) Response: share what she is learning with someone important (increase motivation through social support), discuss 'ideas to see how they work and find ways to make them work more effectively (skill building).' <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Feasibility and acceptability of <i>GirSmart</i> are examined to provide essential information to inform the development of future, larger-scale interventions. We noted a number of lessons learned; the intervention was very acceptable, however, there were feasibility challenges that were overcome.en
dc.subjectWeb-based interventionen
dc.subjectLatina adolescenten
dc.subjectHIV/STI preventionen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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