ERIC Number: EJ903801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Testing the Efficacy of a Computer-Based Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication Intervention for Latino Parents
Villarruel, Antonia M.; Loveland-Cherry, Carol J.; Ronis, David L.
Family Relations, v59 n5 p533-543 Dec 2010
The efficacy of a computer-based intervention to increase parent-adolescent communication among Latino parents and adolescents was tested in a randomized controlled trial. Parents assigned to receive the 2-session intervention reported greater general communication, sexual communication, and comfort with communication at 3-month follow-up than did parents assigned to the wait-list control condition. Adolescents whose parents received the intervention reported higher sexual communication than did adolescents whose parents were in the wait-list control condition. Results provide support for the efficacy of brief parent interventions designed to maximize adolescent support systems. The acceptability of the computer-based format for an underserved population provides an important venue for the delivery and use of health information.
Descriptors: Intervention, Adolescents, Parents, Parent Child Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Program Effectiveness, Hispanic Americans, Sexuality
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