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SASH Research and Consultancy Projects

Volitional Intervention Development (VoID)

  • Development of a smart phone application (app) to increase access to and uptake of sexual health services across Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Development of a ‘Serious Game’ for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in Schools
  • Evaluation of an educational resource on Chlamydia for secondary school pupils

Completed Projects:

  • Warwickshire review of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools
  • Health Protection Agency (HPA) Chlamydia Screening
  • Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to condom, oral and emergency contraceptive use in under 16s
  • What Shall We Tell the Children … About Relationships and Sex?
  • Regional project to investigate under-16 conceptions in the West Midlands
  • Accessing, carrying, negotiating use, using and disposing: An exploratory elicitation study of five condom behaviours
  • A cross-sectional investigation of condom beliefs using the ACNUD scale
  • Researching FGM Intervention Programmes Linked to African Communities in the EU (REPLACE)
  • Perceptions of the Risk of Chlamydia Infection among Young People Attending a Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic
  • Young People’s Aspirations Research Project
  • Delivery and evaluation of an online safer sex intervention
  • Volitional Intervention Development (VoID)

Project lead: Dr Katherine Brown

Stage 1: Evidence shows that young people may often hold strong intentions to use a chosen contraceptive method, but fail to consistently translate that intention into action, and thus fail to engage the volitional process of behavioural change. With funding from the British Academy, we developed a prototype interactive intervention designed to help young people who want to use contraception, plan effectively to do so, every time they have sex. Young people and sexual health professionals were consulted on the intervention.

Stage 2: Further funding from Coventry and Warwickshire PCT has allowed us to beta-test the intervention in sexual healthcare settings. This intervention can currently be viewed by clicking here.

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