Exploring the Feasibility of Text Messaging in Building Healthy Relationships in College Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304426
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Feasibility of Text Messaging in Building Healthy Relationships in College Students
Author(s):
Constantino, Rose E.; Braxter, Betty; de la Cruz, Dominique; Burroughs, Joseph
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rose E. Constantino, RN, BSN, MN, JD, PhD, FAAN, FACFE, rco100@pitt.edu; Betty Braxter, PhD, RN, CNM; Dominique de la Cruz, ; Joseph Burroughs,
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: Young women entering college seek intimate relationships to balance boredom, belongingness and schoolwork. However, intimate relationships in a college campus have potential for Relationship Violence (RV). The purpose of this research is to explore the feasibility of Text Messaging Intervention (TMI) in building healthy intimate relationships and prevent RV among young people.

Methods: Disruptive Innovations (DI) as our conceptual framework is an intentionally and deliberately developed product or service that enters as a common activity (texting) and offers an inexpensive service that disrupts or prevent the risk of being in a violent intimate relationship. Our specific aim is to evaluate text messaging as effective communication and dissemination tool. Our research questions are: Will TMI 1) increase participants’ awareness of potential RV behavior in a relationship? 2) improve participants’ knowledge of the warning signs of RV? and 3) improve participants’ knowledge of actions to take to prevent RV? A mixed methods design was used to examine the effectiveness of text messaging. We recruited 20 participants. Twenty student-researcher-developed text messages comprise the TMI, delivered to 20 female college students. A Pre TMI and Post TMI Survey was completed by participants. One-way ANOVA, Chi-square test or other nonparametric statistical procedures was used as appropriate to analyze quantitative data. Analysis of the qualitative portion of the survey used the process of corroboration to ensure consistency and guard against bias.

Results: TMI is an acceptable and feasible method of informaing young men and women of the signs of developing RV, consequences of RV. A detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis will be performed and completed soon.

Conclusions: TMI is an acceptable and feasible method of informaing young men and women of the signs of developing RV, consequences of RV, and strategies to prevent RV. Because texting is the most common mode of communication globally even is developing countires, it behooves exploring and evaluating the comparative effectiveness of TMI and technology in general in enhancing evidence-based practice.

Keywords:
Text messaging; Relationship violence; Disruptive innovations
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
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.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring the Feasibility of Text Messaging in Building Healthy Relationships in College Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConstantino, Rose E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBraxter, Bettyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorde la Cruz, Dominiqueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBurroughs, Josephen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsRose E. Constantino, RN, BSN, MN, JD, PhD, FAAN, FACFE, rco100@pitt.edu; Betty Braxter, PhD, RN, CNM; Dominique de la Cruz, ; Joseph Burroughs,en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304426-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Young women entering college seek intimate relationships to balance boredom, belongingness and schoolwork. However, intimate relationships in a college campus have potential for Relationship Violence (RV). The purpose of this research is to explore the feasibility of Text Messaging Intervention (TMI) in building healthy intimate relationships and prevent RV among young people. <p><b>Methods: </b>Disruptive Innovations (DI) as our conceptual framework is an intentionally and deliberately developed product or service that enters as a common activity (texting) and offers an inexpensive service that disrupts or prevent the risk of being in a violent intimate relationship. Our specific aim is to evaluate text messaging as effective communication and dissemination tool. Our research questions are: Will TMI 1) increase participants’ awareness of potential RV behavior in a relationship? 2) improve participants’ knowledge of the warning signs of RV? and 3) improve participants’ knowledge of actions to take to prevent RV? A mixed methods design was used to examine the effectiveness of text messaging. We recruited 20 participants. Twenty student-researcher-developed text messages comprise the TMI, delivered to 20 female college students. A Pre TMI and Post TMI Survey was completed by participants. One-way ANOVA, Chi-square test or other nonparametric statistical procedures was used as appropriate to analyze quantitative data. Analysis of the qualitative portion of the survey used the process of corroboration to ensure consistency and guard against bias. <p><b>Results: </b>TMI is an acceptable and feasible method of informaing young men and women of the signs of developing RV, consequences of RV. A detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis will be performed and completed soon. <p><b>Conclusions: </b>TMI is an acceptable and feasible method of informaing young men and women of the signs of developing RV, consequences of RV, and strategies to prevent RV. Because texting is the most common mode of communication globally even is developing countires, it behooves exploring and evaluating the comparative effectiveness of TMI and technology in general in enhancing evidence-based practice.en_GB
dc.subjectText messagingen_GB
dc.subjectRelationship violenceen_GB
dc.subjectDisruptive innovationsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:39Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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