Study Objective: To assess the effects of the Seventeen Days interactive video on young women's perceived self-efficacy for using condoms 6 months after being offered the intervention, relative to a control. Design: Multisite randomized controlled trial. Setting: Twenty participating health clinics and county health departments in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Participants: Sexually active female adolescents ages 14 to 19 years. Interventions: Seventeen Days (treatment intervention; sex education) vs Driving Skills for Life (control intervention; driving education). Main Outcome Measures: Perceived self-efficacy for condom use. Results: Participants in the Seventeen Days group reported higher perceived condom acquisition self-efficacy after 6 months than those in the driving group. This finding held after controlling for baseline self-efficacy scores and other covariates. Conclusion: The Seventeen Days program shows promise to improve perceived self-efficacy to acquire condoms among sexually active female adolescents-an important precursor to behavior change.
- Pregnancy prevention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology