Journal article

A peer-led intervention to promote sexual health in secondary schools: the STASH feasibility study

Kirstin R Mitchell, Carrie Purcell, Ross Forsyth, Sarah Barry, Rachael Hunter, Sharon A Simpson, Lisa McDaid, Lawrie Elliot, Mark McCann, Kirsty Wetherall, Chiara Broccatelli, Julia V Bailey, Laurence Moore

Published : 2020

Abstract

BackgroundYoung people report higher levels of unsafe sex and have higher rates of sexually transmitted infections than any other age group. Schools are well placed to facilitate early intervention, but more effective approaches are required. Peer-led approaches can augment school-based education, but often fail to capitalise on mechanisms of social influence. The potential of using social media in sexual health has not been tested in school settings.ObjectivesFinalise the design of the Sexually Transmitted infections And Sexual Health (STASH) intervention; assess the recruitment and retention of peer supporters, and acceptability to participants and stakeholders; assess the fidelity and rea..

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