Educational or Curriculum

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Initiative Description: an (HIV)/sexually transmitted infections (STIs) curriculum taught by school nurses and health education teachers. The BPBR curriculum consists of 6 modules of 50 minutes each that include a variety of developmentally appropriate teaching methods, such as group discussions, role model stories depicted in videos, interactive exercises, and role-playing.

Study Results: Improved self-efficacy around impulse control, condom negotiation, and condom technical skills when program was taught by a nurse.

Reference: Borawski, E. A., Tufts, K. A., Trapl, E. S., Hayman, L. L., Yoder, L. D. and Lovegreen, L. D. (2015). Effectiveness of health education teachers and school nurses teaching sexually transmitted infections/human immunodeficiency virus prevention knowledge and skills in high school. Journal of School Health, 85, 189–196. doi:10.1111/josh.12234

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good