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Increasing Sexually Transmitted Disease Education for Adolescents with Social Media

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Title:Increasing Sexually Transmitted Disease Education for Adolescents with Social Media
Authors:Napoleon, Tammie
Contributors:Davis, Alice (instructor)
Health Education
Social Media
Sexually transmitted diseases
Date Issued:29 Nov 2016
Abstract:At the turn of the century, the millennium adolescent was immersed into a digitally-saturated world. Digital media and social networking sites have been both instrumental and influential to an adolescent’s development. During this time of adolescent development and transitions to adulthood, reproductive health issues become a major health concern. National, state and local statistics continue to demonstrate that adolescents aged 15 to 24 years of age account for 10 million new sexually transmitted diseases in the United States each year. The Kaua`i Community College Campus Wellness Center has been providing family planning services for adolescents for nearly a decade. Incorporating Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory as an assessment framework, the Campus Wellness Center assesses both microsystems and macrosystems influences on adolescents and plans implementation strategies aimed at increasing reproductive health and decreasing disparities amongst its adolescent clientele. This Practice Inquiry Project focused on developing a pilot project aimed at utilizing aspects of the adolescents’ chronosystem and influence of the digital era. In partnership with the Campus Wellness Center, a Teen Health Educational website that highlighted the sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia, was developed and linked to the Campus Wellness Center Facebook Website. Adolescents reviewed the Teen Health site and completed surveys and questions related to access, confidentiality, likability, and knowledge. This Practice Inquiry Project reviews the creation and development of the project, data collected during a one-month period, and the analysis of its results and recommendations with implications for practice.
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