Adoption and implementation of a computer-delivered HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention for African American adolescent females seeking services at county health departments: Implementation optimization is urgently needed

Ralph J. DiClemente, Erin Bradley, Teaniese L. Davis, Jennifer L. Brown, Mary Ukuku, Jessica M. Sales, Eve S. Rose, Gina M. Wingood

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Abstract

Although group-delivered HIV/sexually transmitted disease (STD) risk-reduction interventions for African American adolescent females have proven efficacious, they require significant financial and staffing resources to implement and may not be feasible in personnel- and resource-constrained public health clinics. We conducted a study assessing adoption and implementation of an evidence-based HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention that was translated from a group-delivered modality to a computer-delivered modality to facilitate use in county public health departments. Usage of the computer-delivered intervention was low across 8 participating public health clinics. Further investigation is needed to optimize implementation by identifying, understanding, and surmounting barriers that hamper timely and efficient implementation of technology- delivered HIV/STD risk-reduction interventions in county public health clinics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S66-S71
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Volume63
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent females
  • African Americans
  • Intervention implementation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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