State the application's broad, long-term objectives and specific aims, making reference to the health relatedness ofthe project (i.e., relevance to the mission of the agency). Describe concisely the research design and methods for achieving these goals. Describethe rationale and techniques you will use to pursue these goals.In addition, in two or three sentences, describe in plain, lay language the relevance of this research to public health. If the application is funded, thisdescription, as is, will become public information. Therefore, do not include proprietary/confidential information. DO NOT EXCEED THE SPACEPROVIDED.The primary aim of the proposed research is to test and refine a parent-based intervention designed toprevent adolescent sexual risk behavior in Latino and African American inner city populations. Theintervention uses a novel outreach approach relative to extant parent-based interventions. Specifically, theintervention takes place in a primary healthcare clinic and will be coordinated through allied healthprofessionals when physicians see adolescents for their annual physical examinations. A mother whoaccompanies her adolescent to the physical will meet with a social work interventionist for approximately30 minutes while her child is being examined by the physician. During this time, the intervention will beadministered by the social work interventionist to the mother. At the conclusion of the session, the motherwill be given reference materials to take home and tasks to perform to facilitate discussions about sex withher adolescent. There will be three follow-up booster sessions administered through phone calls to increasecompletion probabilities of the tasks. The target behavior is sexual activity in adolescents. The overall goalof the research program is to test and refine a practical, effective, and cost-efficient parent intervention thatcan be used in healthcare settings that will reach large numbers of parents and prevent and/or reduce futureadolescent sexual risk behavior.
for Reducing Sexual Risk Behavior: A Clinic Based Approach The present study seeks to test and refine a parent-based intervention designed to prevent adolescent sexual risk behavior in Latino and African American inner city populations. The intervention uses a novel outreach approach relative to extant parent-based interventions. Specifically, the intervention takes place in a primary healthcare clinic and will be coordinated through allied health professionals when physicians see adolescents for their annual physical examinations. The overall goal of the research program is to further develop and evaluate a practical, effective, and cost-efficient parent intervention that can be used in healthcare settings that will reach large numbers of parents and prevent and/or reduce future adolescent sexual risk behavior.
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