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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


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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.