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Adolescents' perceptions of a mobile cell phone text messaging-enhanced intervention and development of a mobile cell phone-based HIV prevention intervention
Article first published online: 1 NOV 2011
© 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 61–69, January 2012
How to Cite
Cornelius, J. B., St. Lawrence, J. S., Howard, J. C., Shah, D., Poka, A., McDonald, D. and White, A. C. (2012), Adolescents' perceptions of a mobile cell phone text messaging-enhanced intervention and development of a mobile cell phone-based HIV prevention intervention. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17: 61–69. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00308.x
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 1 NOV 2011
- First received February 12, 2011; Revision received June 2, 2011; Accepted for publication July 29, 2011.
- mobile cell phone;
- text messaging
Purpose. This study examined African American adolescents' perceptions of a mobile cell phone (MCP)-enhanced intervention and development of an MCP-based HIV prevention intervention.
Design and Methods. One focus group was conducted with 11 adolescents who participated in the Becoming a Responsible Teen Text Messaging project.
Results. Adolescents said they benefited from the MCP-enhanced approach and were receptive to the idea of developing an MCP-based intervention.
Practice Implications. Nurses can use the findings of this report as a starting point in examining the development of MCP-based sexuality education with parents and adolescents.