Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Kurzfristig (< 1 Jahr)
Mikro (Individuum)
Psychisch & Physiologisch

improved knowledge about sexual health


There was evidence of a positive impact of the programme on three of the 14 secondary outcomes. Their knowledge of sexual health was less likely to be poor (73%, compared with 83%); and they were less likely to report difficulty in discussing the pill with a doctor or in a clinic (44%, compared with 56%). However, the positive impacts observed at follow-up one in regard to knowledge of sexual health and ability to discuss contraception with a doctor were no longer evident a year after the programme ended.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

"Teens and Toddlers" (T&T) youth development and teenage pregnancy prevention programme
The programme aims to decrease teenage pregnancy by raising aspirations and educational attainment of at risk teenagers by providing practical experience of working with children, educating teens about the realities of pregnancy, providing counselling and mentoring etc.
18 to 20 week programme
13-17 year old teenagers, avearge age is 13,5 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

The T&T programme has previously been internally evaluated through analyses of retrospective data from annual surveys of young people aged under 20 who completed the programme at least six months ago (Humphrey 2011, Humphrey 2010, Humphrey 2009; Note: This is a secondary source. For more information, please check the bibliography of Maisey et al 2012). However, the strength of these analyses is limited by the lack of a control group. Without a control group, it is impossible to assess the degree to which the outcomes observed are due to the intervention and not to other factors. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) overcomes this limitation since it allows the effects of the intervention to be disentangled from the effects of other factors and background noise (e.g. maturational, seasonal or other time-related factors that might affect outcomes). This trial forms part of a wider evaluation that included a stage of formative qualitative work and a process evaluation (Jessiman et al. 2012; Note: This is a secondary source. For more information, please check the bibliography of Maisey et al 2012).
449 teenagers entered the trial (228 in the control arm and 221 in the intervention arm)