ERIC Number: ED467104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
C.A.M.P.: A Community-Based Approach to Promoting Safe Sex Behavior in Adolescence.
Guzman, Bianca L.; Casad, Bettina J.; Schlehofer-Sutton, Michele M.; Villanueva, Christina M.; Feria, Aida
The primary goal of this study was to assess the Community Awareness Motivation Partnership (C.A.M.P.) theater intervention based on the behavioral ecological model. C.A.M.P addresses the role of contraceptive use in safe sex behavior through an informative and entertaining culturally relevant dramatization program. Adolescents (N=1613) between the ages of 11 and 18 received the intervention, and 961 participants completed both pre and posttests. The primary ethnicity of this sample is Latino, many of whom are first generation immigrants. Results indicate that the intervention increased participants knowledge regarding the role of contraceptives in preventing sexually transmitted infections. Participants intentions to delay intercourse and use contraceptives increased after the intervention. The findings indicate that participants felt more comfortable talking with their mother about sexual issues post-intervention. These results suggest that a brief theater intervention can be effective in impacting the safe sexual behavior of adolescents. (Contains 47 references and 5 tables.) (Author/GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Health Services, Berkeley.
Authoring Institution: N/A