The role of a sexual health promotion leaflet for 15-18 year olds in catalysing conversations: A constructivist grounded theory

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dc.contributor.author Hoare, Karen en
dc.contributor.author Decker, Eve en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-28T00:30:55Z en
dc.date.available 2015-01-21 en
dc.date.issued 2016-03 en
dc.identifier.citation Collegian, March 2016, 23 (1), 3 - 11 en
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7696 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32345 en
dc.description.abstract Following the summer holidays of 2011, twelve girls returned to school pregnant in one high school in Auckland New Zealand (NZ). A health promotion leaflet that folded into a small square containing a condom and was dubbed the ‘teabag’ was distributed to 15–18 year olds prior to the summer holiday of 2012, in order to increase their sexual health knowledge. This paper reports on the evaluation of the teabag from the students’ perspective. During the first term of 2013, seventeen students from two high schools who had received the teabag were interviewed. Five were male and twelve female. Most (16) were of Pacific Island or Māori (indigenous New Zealanders) descent. Interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed, coded and categorised concurrently, in accordance with grounded theory methods. Theoretical sampling was employed and students who had perceptions of the teabag, that were consistent with evolving constructions from data, were invited by school nurses to be interviewed by the researchers. Interviews were coded line by line by two researchers and these codes collapsed into seven focussed codes. Further analysis resulted in the codes being subsumed into three main categories. These categories revealed that the teabag was, helpful, appropriate and became a talking point. The grounded theory and basic social process the researchers constructed from data were that the teabag catalysed conversations about sexual health. The teabag was an acceptable and appropriate sexual health promotion tool to disseminate information about sexual health. en
dc.description.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27188034 en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Collegian en
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dc.title The role of a sexual health promotion leaflet for 15-18 year olds in catalysing conversations: A constructivist grounded theory en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.01.002 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 3 en
pubs.volume 23 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
pubs.author-url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1322769615000074 en
pubs.end-page 11 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 538935 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1876-7575 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-08-11 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2015-02-18 en


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