Journal article

The feasibility of recruiting young men in rural areas from community football clubs for STI screening

Judy Gold, Jane Hocking, Margaret Hellard

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of recruiting young men from rural football clubs for screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). METHODS: Young men aged 16 to 29 were recruited from four football clubs outside of metropolitan areas in Victoria, Australia, and completed a questionnaire about sexual activity, knowledge and history of STIs, and alcohol and drug use, and provided a urine sample for STI testing. RESULTS: One hundred and eight participants completed the questionnaire and 92 (85.2%) also provided a urine sample. More than 90% of eligible players present at the clubs on the night of the study participated. Eighty-seven participants (80.6%) had ever had penetrati..

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