Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects.
This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in Behavioral Medicine in 2016:
Key words: mHealth, HIV/STI, adolescents, drug use, prevention
The study sample is primarily African American and female.
Adolescents who participated in the Storytelling 4 Empowerment intervention assessed its usability and acceptability, and self-reported their HIV/STI risk behaviors. We used a multiple-methods approach.
Adolescents reported high acceptability of the content, process, and format of Storytelling 4 Empowerment, as evidenced by qualitative data and mean scores from the Session Evaluation Form for the HIV/STI and Alcohol/Drug content, overall Storytelling 4 Empowerment intervention, and Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8. Findings indicate that Storytelling 4 Empowerment is acceptable among adolescents in primary care. A next step is to examine the effect of Storytelling 4 Empowerment on adolescent sexual risk and drug use behaviors and HIV/STI testing.
This article was written by David Cordova, Francheska Alers-Rojas, Frania Mendoza Lua, Jose Bauermeister, Rachel Nurenberg, Lauretta Ovadje, Kathryn Fessler, Jorge Delva, ChristopherP. Salas-Wright & Youth Leadership Council.
Read more here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08964289.2016.1189396