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Hamilton, Pansy I.; Jackson, Jean; Lee, Amy; Leitch, Joan
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Advanced Training and Research in Fertility Management
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Follow up to the Baseline Survey: Operations research to improve the Reproductive Health of adolescents in northern St. Elizabeth
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2004
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77
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Abstract
In 2001, a baseline survey was conducted prior to the introduction of reproductive health interventions in selected high schools in Maggotty and Balaclava, St. Elizabeth. The interventions were targeted to adolescents 10-19 years old. The researchers collected and analyzed data on adolescents with respect to their demographic and household profile, general health and well-being, social assessment of their reproductive health, attitudes, behaviours and risk factors and an assessment of their reproductive health knowledge, use of family planning methods and need for clinic services. This follow-up examined the changes in attitude and behaviour among the target cohort using a control group (Lacovia High School). The researchers assessed the impact of the intervention by analyzing the differences between the reproductive health profiles of adolescents in the experimental sites (Maggotty and Balaclava) and the control site (Lacovia).....
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