Improving adolescent sexual risk assessment with event history calendars: A feasibility study

Kristy K. Martyn, Elizabeth Reifsnider, Anthia Murray

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Introduction: Nurses assess adolescent sexual risk to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. However, barriers to sexual risk assessment include lack of time and adolescent-friendly services. The purpose of this feasibility study is to evaluate the clinical utility and feasibility of using an Event History Calendar (EHC) for sexual risk assessment. Method: Latina females aged 15 to 19 years (n = 30) completed an adolescent risk assessment EHC, reviewed it with a nurse, and reported their perceptions of the EHC. Two nurse practitioners used the EHCs to identify the adolescent's risk behavior and reported their perceptions of EHC risk assessment and communication. Results: Descriptive statistics and qualitative analysis indicated the EHC is a time-efficient, adolescent-friendly risk assessment tool that facilitates identification and discussion of sexual risk and co-morbid risk behaviors. Discussion: Although larger scale evaluation of the EHC is needed, it is useful for improving adolescent risk assessment and communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Feasibility Studies
Risk-Taking
Nurses
Communication
Adolescent Behavior
Nurse Practitioners
Life Change Events
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Hispanic Americans
Calendars
Pregnancy

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Improving adolescent sexual risk assessment with event history calendars : A feasibility study. / Martyn, Kristy K.; Reifsnider, Elizabeth; Murray, Anthia.

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