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Promoting Adolescent Health Via the Internet in Youth and Family Development Organizations in Central America

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In this article, the authors describe the sociodemographic characteristics and health risk behaviors of 3,998 Central American teenagers who voluntarily received adolescent health promotion information via the Internet. Issues of feasibility (use) and acceptability (satisfaction) of using the Internet for adolescent health promotion, as well as some lessons learned and recommendations are provided. The teens found the web-based adolescent health promotion materials and methods generally satisfying. More than 87% of teenagers reported that the website materials were easy to follow and understand, and 67% reported being completely satisfied with the virtual facilitator's communications. The teens were less satisfied by the length of reading materials and recommended more dynamic teaching materials. Their limited access to computers and the Internet were barriers to use (feasibility), as was their access to human supervisory resources.

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Este artículo narra la experiencia de 3,998 adolescentes Centroamericanos que participaron voluntariamente en la promoción de la salud por medio del uso de la Internet. Se describe algunas condiciones requeridas para proveer educación virtual relacionada a la factibilidad (uso) y aceptabilidad (satisfacción), tanto como lecciones aprendidas. Los jóvenes expresaron satisfacción con recibir información de la salud por medio del Internet. Más del 87% reportaron que los materiales fueron fáciles de entender y seguir. Un 67% reportaron estar completamente satisfechos con el sistema virtual de comunicación con sus facilitadores. Los adolescentes estuvieron insatisfechos con la duración de los materiales de lecturas e hicieron recomendaciones para que los materiales educativos de enseñanza fueran más dinámicos. Las barreras e impedimentos apuntaron al limitado acceso para usar computadoras y la Internet, de igual manera, la falta de recurso humano para la supervisión.
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Keywords: ADOLESCENTS; COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION; HEALTH PROMOTION; INTERNATIONAL; RISK PREVENTION; WEB-BASED SERVICES

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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