Project r
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 7

Project ÒRÉ PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 95 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Project ÒRÉ. Investigative Team: M.Margaret Dolcini, Ph.D., Gary W Harper, Ph.D., MPH, Cherrie Boyer, Ph.D., Heneliaka Jones, B.S., Cassandra Perkins, Muszetta Jones Smith, B.S., Rayshone Bow, Stacey Mills, Danetta Cowliah, India Alexis, B.A., Kristin Burnett In Cooperation With:

Download Presentation

Project ÒRÉ

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Project r

Project ÒRÉ

Investigative Team:

M.Margaret Dolcini, Ph.D., Gary W Harper, Ph.D., MPH,

Cherrie Boyer, Ph.D., Heneliaka Jones, B.S., Cassandra Perkins, Muszetta Jones Smith, B.S., Rayshone Bow, Stacey Mills, Danetta Cowliah, India Alexis, B.A., Kristin Burnett

In Cooperation With:

Bayview Hunters Point Library, Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, Bayview Hunters Point Foundation, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Hawkins Village, Potrero Hill Neighborhood House

Funded by:

The National Institutes of Health through the

Adolescent Trails Network (PI, Craig Wilson, MD)


Project r

  • Sexually active African American adolescent females are at high risk for HIV and other STIs

  • Effective interventions must be tailored to meet the needs of the specific priority population

  • The present study builds on prior research by this group on inner city youths’ social relationships and sexual health and tests a novel friendship based intervention developed for this population


Prior research indicates that

Prior research indicates that:

  • Inner city African American youth have close same gender friendship networks, with shared norms regarding sex and drug use

  • Friends share information about sex and dating and sometimes influence how romantic and sexual relationships unfold

  • Friendships tend to be stable, thus making friendships based interventions feasible


Project r

  • We developed and pilot tested a novel friendship based intervention with African American youth aged 14-21 years

  • Based on promising pilot data we were funded to conduct a group randomized controlled trial of our intervention


Study design

Study Design

Neighborhoods

(4 groups) randomized to:

Attention Neighborhoods (2)

Experimental Neighborhoods (2)

Pre-Screen index cased for eligibility: Female, African American, age 14-18, sexually experienced, and conduct informed consent

Index Cases identify and recruit 2-5 eligible friends to participate. Determine friend's eligibility & conduct informed consent

Give pre-workshop questionnaire to all participants (Index cases and friends recruited)

Attention Control Condition: Health intervention 35 groups (132 participants)

Experimental Condition: Project ÒRÉ Intervention 35 groups (133 participants)

Post-workshop questionnaire (all participants from both conditions)

3 month follow-up questionnaire (all participants from both conditions)


Intervention development

Intervention Development

  • Used data from longitudinal study, focus groups, qualitative interviews, clinical experience, and other interventions

  • Incorporated input from two consultants and youth in the community

  • Incorporated rite of passage rituals, community-specific risk data, and videos made with community youth

  • Emphasized issues of connectedness among friends and “friends protecting friends”

  • Specific modules focus on theoretically important dimensions of the AIDS Risk Reduction Model (ARRM) and are highly interactive


Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

  • Knowing the community and the dynamics of the priority population enhances our ability to develop strong programs

  • Novel programs can be developed that build on prior scientific knowledge and incorporate community specific information

  • A friendship based HIV/STI program was well accepted by African American young women in the study communities


  • Login