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Justify your love: testing an online STI-risk communication intervention designed to promote condom use and STI-testing.
Psychol Health. 2011 Feb; 26(2):205-21.PH

Abstract

The efficacy of a tailored, web-based intervention communicating the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STI) for heterosexual young adults was examined in a randomised, controlled trial. The main aims of the relationship-oriented intervention were to influence risk perceptions and to promote (maintenance of) condom use and STI-testing among young adults who reported being recently engaged in a heterosexual relationship. The intervention addressed risk perceptions, attitudes, normative beliefs, self-efficacy and skills related to condom use and STI-testing. Outcomes were compared immediately after the intervention (N = 171) and 3 months later (N = 115) to a non-tailored intervention group and to a control group. Cognitive and behavioural outcomes showed that the tailored intervention was efficacious in influencing perceived susceptibility to STI and STI-testing intentions immediately after the intervention, and in reducing rates of unprotected sex at 3 months.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. fraukje.mevissen@maastrichtuniversity.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21318930

Citation

Mevissen, Fraukje E F., et al. "Justify Your Love: Testing an Online STI-risk Communication Intervention Designed to Promote Condom Use and STI-testing." Psychology & Health, vol. 26, no. 2, 2011, pp. 205-21.
Mevissen FE, Ruiter RA, Meertens RM, et al. Justify your love: testing an online STI-risk communication intervention designed to promote condom use and STI-testing. Psychol Health. 2011;26(2):205-21.
Mevissen, F. E., Ruiter, R. A., Meertens, R. M., Zimbile, F., & Schaalma, H. P. (2011). Justify your love: testing an online STI-risk communication intervention designed to promote condom use and STI-testing. Psychology & Health, 26(2), 205-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2011.531575
Mevissen FE, et al. Justify Your Love: Testing an Online STI-risk Communication Intervention Designed to Promote Condom Use and STI-testing. Psychol Health. 2011;26(2):205-21. PubMed PMID: 21318930.
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