FOCUS: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections and Unwanted Pregnancies among Young Women
Investigators: Cherrie Boyer, Mary-Ann Shafer, Lance Pollack, Kelli Betsinger, Y. Jason Yang, Julius Schachter, Richard Shaffer, Stephanie Brodine, & Heidi Kraft

The FOCUS program, a four-session cognitive-behavioral group intervention addressed preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended pregnancies, was originally delivered to young women US Marine Corps recruits.

Following a baseline survey 2,157 women were randomized into either the experimental group (n=1,062) or the control group (n=1,095. Both groups received interventions of four two-hour sessions.

Approximately one month after completing the intervention, 80.8% (n=1,743) of the original sample participated. At second follow-up, 64% (n=1,381) of the original sample took part.

The evaluation results revealed that a higher proportion of the control group had a post-intervention STD or unintended pregnancy (Odds Ratio = 1.41, 95% Confidence Interval = 1.01-1.98). Among participants who had no history of STDs or pregnancy, but who engaged in risky sexual behaviors just before recruit training, the control group was more likely to acquire a post-intervention STD (OR = 2.05, CI = 1.74-4.08), and have had multiple sexual partners (OR = 1.87, CI = 1.01-3.47) post-intervention. View more detailed information on this program.

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Please note that one of the DVDs included in this program, My First Pelvic Exam, is also available separately with Spanish subtitles. See below to order.

Materials in this program package are licensed for use in one implementation site. All materials are copyrighted and may not be copied or distributed. If you would like to order additional materials or program packages, please contact Customer Support. Email: socio@socio.com Tel: 650-949-3282.


FOCUS Program Package
   
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FOCUS Digitized Program Package
   
Contains Program Materials in PDF Format and Includes the Users Guide and any Original Evaluation Instruments (materials not able to be digitized will be shipped)
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FOCUS Training Module Subscription for 1-2 Users
   
This subscription provides access for one or two users to the FOCUS training modules for one year.
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FOCUS Training Module Subscription for 3-5 Users
   
This subscription provides access for three to five users to the FOCUS training modules for one year.
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FOCUS Training Module Subscription for 6-10 Users
   
This subscription provides access for six to ten users to the FOCUS training modules for one year.
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FOCUS Training Module Subscription for Over 10 Users
   
This subscription provides access for over ten users to the FOCUS training modules for one year.
Price: $175.00
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Users Guide Ordered Separately
   
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FOCUS User's Guide
   
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My First Pelvic Exam
   
DVD with Spanish subtitles - Ordered Separately
Price: $15.00
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Original Instrument: Baseline Questionnaire
   
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Original Instrument: Follow-up Questionnaire
   
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Original Instrument: Second Follow-up Questionnaire
   
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