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Article: Assessing Participation and Effectiveness of the Peer-Led Approach in Youth Sexual Health Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in More Developed Countries

TitleAssessing Participation and Effectiveness of the Peer-Led Approach in Youth Sexual Health Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in More Developed Countries
Authors
Issue Date2018
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=0022-4499
Citation
Journal of Sex Research, 2018, v. 55 n. 1, p. 31-44 How to Cite?
AbstractSexual health education for young people is crucial not only for development of norms but also for protection against vulnerabilities during this stage in life. Although several systematic reviews have examined the effectiveness of peer-led sex education, none have focused on the extent of peer participation. The purpose of this review was to evaluate peer-led sexual health education interventions in more developed countries (MDCs). Electronic and manual searches across five social science, education, and medical databases were conducted. Fifteen articles were selected in total. Most (10 of 15) studies gave low or no responsibility to peers. The majority of articles found improvements in sexual health knowledge (13 of 14) and attitudes (11 of 15) at postintervention stages. Two studies showed improved self-efficacy, and three showed behavioral changes. A preliminary synthesis of effectiveness and level of participation was done. Meta-analysis revealed a large effect on knowledge change (Hedges’ g = 0.84, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.43 to 1.25) and a medium effect on attitude change (Hedges’ g = 0.49, 95% CI: 0.19 to 0.80). Peer-led interventions could be a powerful tool. This review shows that this approach is effective in changing knowledge and attitudes but not behaviors. Further research and action are needed to understand optimal implementation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/237025
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2019 Impact Factor: 3.683
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.422
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dc.contributor.authorSun, WH-
dc.contributor.authorMiu, HYH-
dc.contributor.authorWong, CKH-
dc.contributor.authorTucker, JD-
dc.contributor.authorWong, WCW-
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T06:15:04Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-20T06:15:04Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Sex Research, 2018, v. 55 n. 1, p. 31-44-
dc.identifier.issn0022-4499-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/237025-
dc.description.abstractSexual health education for young people is crucial not only for development of norms but also for protection against vulnerabilities during this stage in life. Although several systematic reviews have examined the effectiveness of peer-led sex education, none have focused on the extent of peer participation. The purpose of this review was to evaluate peer-led sexual health education interventions in more developed countries (MDCs). Electronic and manual searches across five social science, education, and medical databases were conducted. Fifteen articles were selected in total. Most (10 of 15) studies gave low or no responsibility to peers. The majority of articles found improvements in sexual health knowledge (13 of 14) and attitudes (11 of 15) at postintervention stages. Two studies showed improved self-efficacy, and three showed behavioral changes. A preliminary synthesis of effectiveness and level of participation was done. Meta-analysis revealed a large effect on knowledge change (Hedges’ g = 0.84, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.43 to 1.25) and a medium effect on attitude change (Hedges’ g = 0.49, 95% CI: 0.19 to 0.80). Peer-led interventions could be a powerful tool. This review shows that this approach is effective in changing knowledge and attitudes but not behaviors. Further research and action are needed to understand optimal implementation.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=0022-4499-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Sex Research-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Sex Research on 29 Nov 2016, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224499.2016.1247779-
dc.titleAssessing Participation and Effectiveness of the Peer-Led Approach in Youth Sexual Health Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in More Developed Countries-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailMiu, HYH: hmiu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, CKH: carlosho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW: wongwcw@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, CKH=rp01931-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, WCW=rp01457-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00224499.2016.1247779-
dc.identifier.hkuros270785-
dc.identifier.hkuros303192-
dc.identifier.volume55-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage31-
dc.identifier.epage44-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000428204700004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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