Feasibility trial of a film-based educational intervention for increasing boys’ and girls’ intentions to avoid teenage pregnancy: study protocol

Lohan, M., Aventin, Á., Maguire, L., Clarke, M., Linden, M. and McDaid, L. (2014) Feasibility trial of a film-based educational intervention for increasing boys’ and girls’ intentions to avoid teenage pregnancy: study protocol. International Journal of Educational Research, 68, pp. 35-45. (doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2014.08.003)

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Abstract

The World Health Organisation, amongst others, recognises that adolescent men have a vital yet neglected role in reducing teenage pregnancies and that there is a pressing need for educational interventions designed especially for them. This study seeks to fill this gap by determining the feasibility of conducting an effectiveness trial of the If I Were Jack intervention in post-primary schools. This 4-week intervention aims to increase teenagers’ intentions to avoid unintended pregnancy and addresses gender inequalities in sex education by explicitly focusing on young men. A cluster randomised feasibility trial with embedded process evaluation will determine: recruitment, participation and retention rates; quality of implementation; acceptability and feasibility of the intervention and trial procedures; and costs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McDaid, Professor Lisa
Authors: Lohan, M., Aventin, Á., Maguire, L., Clarke, M., Linden, M., and McDaid, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:International Journal of Educational Research
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN:0883-0355
ISSN (Online):1873-538X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Educational Research 68:35-45
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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