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AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 20, Issue 9, pp 1961–1972 | Cite as

Work It Out Together: Preliminary Efficacy of a Parent and Adolescent DVD and Workbook Intervention on Adolescent Sexual and Substance Use Attitudes and Parenting Behaviors

  • Wendy HadleyEmail author
  • L. K. Brown
  • D. Barker
  • J. Warren
  • P. Weddington
  • T. Fortune
  • I. Juzang
Original Paper

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to test an interactive DVD and workbook specifically designed for African-American parents and adolescents (ages 13–18), based on an efficacious face-to-face intervention, to address key factors associated with risk. A total of 170 parent-adolescent dyads were enrolled and randomly assigned to receive either the “Work It Out Together” DVD or a General Health Promotion DVD (HP). Parents and adolescents completed measures of HIV knowledge, self-efficacy, and parenting behaviors. Immediately after receiving the Work It Out Together intervention, parents and adolescents demonstrated higher HIV knowledge and greater HIV prevention self-efficacy. Three months after receiving the Work It Out Together intervention, parents and adolescents reported higher levels of parental monitoring and sexually active adolescents reported higher levels of condom use self-efficacy and a lower rate of recent sex. These outcomes provide preliminary evidence that the “Work It Out Together” DVD impacted individual attitudes and protective parenting behaviors.

Keywords

Adolescent Parenting Sexual risk DVD Substance use 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Research supported by: The National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH63008, PI: Brown, L.; R44 MH082103; PI: Juzang; K23 MH102131, PI: Barker, D.) and the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (P30AI042853, PI: Carpenter, C.) provided additional support for this report.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy Hadley
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. K. Brown
    • 1
  • D. Barker
    • 1
  • J. Warren
    • 1
  • P. Weddington
    • 2
  • T. Fortune
    • 2
  • I. Juzang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center (BHCRC)Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.MEE Productions, Inc.PhiladelphiaUSA

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