The efficacy of a tailored, web-based intervention communicating the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STI) for heterosexual young adults was examined in a randomised, controlled trial. The main aims of the relationship-oriented intervention were to influence risk perceptions
and to promote (maintenance of) condom use and STI-testing among young adults who reported being recently engaged in a heterosexual relationship. The intervention addressed risk perceptions, attitudes, normative beliefs, self-efficacy and skills related to condom use and STI-testing. Outcomes
were compared immediately after the intervention (N = 171) and 3 months later (N = 115) to a non-tailored intervention group and to a control group. Cognitive and behavioural outcomes showed that the tailored intervention was efficacious in influencing
perceived susceptibility to STI and STI-testing intentions immediately after the intervention, and in reducing rates of unprotected sex at 3 months.
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sexually transmitted infections;
Document Type: Research Article
Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Department of Health Promotion, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM) and Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
STI AIDS Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date: 2011-02-01