Latino teen theater: A theater intervention to promote latino parent-adolescent sexual communication

Joanne Noone, Nancy Castillo, Tiffany L. Allen, Teresa Esqueda

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    Abstract

    Latina teen pregnancy rates continue to be a health disparity in the United States. This study evaluated a parenting intervention using interactive theater to facilitate Latino parent-adolescent communication about sexuality and pregnancy prevention. The intervention, conducted in Spanish and with teen actors, consisted of scenes involving the audience. Fifty-nine parents participated in this 3-month prospective study. Spanish measures of comfort with communication, general communication, and parent-child sexual communication were employed comparing paired t tests for each scale. Acceptability of the intervention was assessed and demonstrated. Eighty-six percent of parents used information from the performance to talk to their child. Improvements in general communication (p

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)209-216
    Number of pages8
    JournalHispanic Health Care International
    Volume13
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2015

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    Hispanic Americans
    Communication
    Parents
    Pregnancy in Adolescence
    Parenting
    Sexuality
    Pregnancy Rate
    Prospective Studies
    Pregnancy
    Health

    Keywords

    • Adolescence
    • Latino
    • Parent-child communication
    • Sexuality
    • Theater

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)

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    Latino teen theater : A theater intervention to promote latino parent-adolescent sexual communication. / Noone, Joanne; Castillo, Nancy; Allen, Tiffany L.; Esqueda, Teresa.

    In: Hispanic Health Care International, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2015, p. 209-216.

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    Noone, Joanne ; Castillo, Nancy ; Allen, Tiffany L. ; Esqueda, Teresa. / Latino teen theater : A theater intervention to promote latino parent-adolescent sexual communication. In: Hispanic Health Care International. 2015 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 209-216.
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