Consideration of heterogeneity in a meta-analysis of latino sexual health interventions

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Andrew Hidalgo, Lance Keene

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Persistent SRH disparities among Latino adolescents remain a national public health priority. Evans et al5 meta-analyzed interventions for Latino adolescents, finding significant pooled overall effects for behavioral outcomes, including abstinence, condom use, and number of sex partners. Nevertheless, strengthening the effects of future SRH interventions for Latino adolescents is needed. Meta-analyses are integral to strengthening intervention science. Attention to clinical, methodologic, and statistical heterogeneity across studies can yield insights into factors associated with bolstering intervention effectiveness. Cultural tailoring to increase the effectiveness of condom interventions for Latino adolescents is one such intervention effect modifier. Future research to strengthen the understanding of other clinical and methodologic factors enhancing the effectiveness of Latino SRH interventions is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20201406
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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