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The effect of peer education on the prevention of high-risk behaviors in adolescent girls: a randomized clinical trial study
Elham Noei, Shokooh Varaei, Shima Haghani, Mohamad Salehpoor, Shahzad Pashaeypoor *
, sh-pashaeipour@tums.ac.ir
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Background: High-risk behaviors are one of the challenges of adolescence and can become lifelong habits. Existing educational strategies in the prevention of high-risk behaviors have been challenged. Therefore, this study aims to determine the effect of peer education on the prevention of high-risk behaviors in adolescent girls. Done.
Method: The present study is a randomized clinical trial. In this study, 120 girls from the south of Tehran were selected and then randomly assigned to the control and intervention groups. The tools used in this study were demographic questionnaire and high-risk adolescent behaviors 18 It was 15 years before the intervention and also 6 weeks after the intervention was completed by students. The test group received educational intervention for the prevention of high-risk behaviors by their peers twice a week for four sessions. SPSS version 16 were analyzed.
Results: The results showed that before the intervention, there was no significant difference between the scores of high-risk behaviors in the experimental and control groups (P = 0.95); While after the intervention, the mean changes were -5.22 47 2.47 in the experimental group and -0.40 1 1.23 in the control group. The independent t-test showed; There were significant differences in high-risk behaviors between the experimental and control groups (P <0.001).
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, peer education has been effective in preventing high-risk behaviors in adolescent girls. Therefore, health policy makers and planners are advised to use this method to implement an effective educational program to promote adolescent health-related behaviors.
Keywords: Peer education, High-risk behaviors, Adolescent girls
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Type of Study: Community Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2022/01/24 | Accepted: 2022/02/2 | Published: 2022/07/1
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Noei E, Varaei S, Haghani S, Salehpoor M, Pashaeypoor S. The effect of peer education on the prevention of high-risk behaviors in adolescent girls: a randomized clinical trial study. IJNR. 2022; 17 (2) :6-17
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