Study objective: To assess the effects of the Seventeen Days interactive video on young women's perceived self-efficacy for using condoms 6 months after being offered the intervention, relative to a control.
Design: Multisite randomized controlled trial.
Setting: Twenty participating health clinics and county health departments in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Participants: Sexually active female adolescents ages 14 to 19 years.
Interventions: Seventeen Days (treatment intervention; sex education) vs Driving Skills for Life (control intervention; driving education).
Main outcome measures: Perceived self-efficacy for condom use.
Results: Participants in the Seventeen Days group reported higher perceived condom acquisition self-efficacy after 6 months than those in the driving group. This finding held after controlling for baseline self-efficacy scores and other covariates.
Conclusion: The Seventeen Days program shows promise to improve perceived self-efficacy to acquire condoms among sexually active female adolescents-an important precursor to behavior change.
Keywords: Condoms; Pregnancy prevention; Self-efficacy.
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