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Title: Effectiveness of a model of risky sexual behavior prevention among adolescent boys in Thailand
Authors: Worawan Tipwareerom
Arpaporn Powwattana
Punyarat Lapvongwatana
Richard A. Crosby
Mahidol University
University of Kentucky
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2011
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.42, No.3 (2011), 726-736
Abstract: The objectives of this study were to identify predictable factors affecting risky sexual behavior and to evaluate the effectiveness of a risky sexual behavior prevention program among boys one and two months after the program. The Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills (1MB) model program was carried out among 74 adolescent boys aged 10-13 years and 74 of their parents in Phitsanulok Province, Thailand. Repeated analysis was employed to analyze the program's effectiveness. After the program, mean scores for comfort in talking about sex, self-efficacy, and skills in condom use increased significantly (p < 0.05), and mean scores regarding knowledge about sexually transmitted infections and skills in decision making decreased significantly (p < 0.05) compared to baseline. Boys participating in this program improved their condom use skills and comfort talking about sex at two months follow-up (t=3.82, p < 0.001; t=3.10, p=0.003, respectively). These results provided evidence for applicability of a prevailing theory-based intervention within the local cultural context.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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