Using Nominal Technique to Inform a Sexual Health Program for Black Youth
Abstract:Objectives: To describe how nominal group technique (NGT) was used to inform the development of a sexual health education program for black high school youth in the South. Methods: NGT was used with a community advisory board (CAB) to obtain information regarding the key components of a sexual health program for youth in their community. Results: The CAB identified 5 priorities to include in the program: sex education, "keeping it real," responsibility/consequences, self-esteem, and female aggressiveness. Conclusions: Findings can be useful in modeling the successful use of NGT as a formative step toward developing health education programs for minority youth.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 2: Department of Psychology/Sociology, Tuskegee University, Bioethics Center, Tuskegee, AL 3: Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, Birmingham, AL 4: Center for Social and Behavioral Research, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Publication date: November 1, 2011
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