ERIC Number: EJ799076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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"Let's Talk about Sex": Pilot Study of an Interactive CD-ROM to Prevent HIV/STIS in Female Adolescents
Ito, Kristin E.; Kalyanaraman, Sri; Ford, Carol A.; Brown, Jane D.; Miller, William C.
AIDS Education and Prevention, v20 n1 p78-89 Feb 2008
The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot-test an interactive CD-ROM aimed at the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in female adolescents. The CD-ROM includes prevention information, models skills for negotiating abstinence and consistent condom use, teaches media literacy, and allows the user to choose a culturally appropriate host to guide them through the CD-ROM. Forty-seven female adolescents attending a health department clinic were randomized to receive the CD-ROM plus an educator-led didactic session versus the didactic session alone. The CD-ROM was highly acceptable and feasible for use among female adolescents in the clinic setting. Hispanic and African American adolescents were more likely to choose hosts of the same race/ethnicity to guide them through the CD-ROM. HIV/STI knowledge increased significantly and nearly all adolescents intended to use condoms at next intercourse after viewing the CD-ROM. However, there were no significant differences measured between CD-ROM and comparison groups.
Descriptors: Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Females, Adolescents, Health Education, Computer Uses in Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Interactive Video, Media Literacy, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Instructional Effectiveness
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