TITLE

CRITERIA-BASED DEVELOPMENT OF A TEEN-DIRECTED ABSTINENCE-CENTERED CURRICULUM

AUTHOR(S)
Pickert, Sandra E.; Wetta-Hall, Ruth; Chesser, Amy; Hart, Traci A.; Crowe, Robin E.; Theis, Lois M.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p386
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As there are multiple teen sexual health programs showing mixed results, a standard for the design, implementation and evaluation of these programs should be adopted using the same criteria. Following the 17 criteria ofered by Kirby et al. (2007), the Pure and Simple Choice (PSC) curriculum was developed, implemented and evaluated during the initial three years. Using a quasi-experimental, repeated measures design, participants' responses were more positive toward abstinence statements post participation. Results suggest the curriculum was able to instill or reinforce positive attitudes toward abstinence, and increase understanding of the possible consequences of risky behavior.
ACCESSION #
51470985

 

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