Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorTheunissen, K.*
dc.contributor.authorHoebe, C.*
dc.contributor.authorKok, G.*
dc.contributor.authorCrutzen, R.*
dc.contributor.authorKara-Zaitri, Chakib*
dc.contributor.authorde Vries, N.*
dc.contributor.authorvan Bergen, J.*
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, R.*
dc.contributor.authorvan der Sande, M.*
dc.contributor.authorDukers-Muijrers, N.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-21T15:45:56Z
dc.date.available2016-09-21T15:45:56Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationTheunissen K, Hoebe C, Kok G et al (2015) A Web-Based Respondent Driven Sampling Pilot Targeting Young People at Risk for Chlamydia Trachomatis in Social and Sexual Networks with Testing: A Use Evaluation. International Journal of Environmental Resesearch and Public Health. 12(8): 9889-9906.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9233
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractWith the aim of targeting high-risk hidden heterosexual young people for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) testing, an innovative web-based screening strategy using Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) and home-based CT testing, was developed, piloted and evaluated. Two STI clinic nurses encouraged 37 CT positive heterosexual young people (aged 16-25 years), called index clients, to recruit peers from their social and sexual networks using the web-based screening strategy. Eligible peers (young, living in the study area) could request a home-based CT test and recruit other peers. Twelve (40%) index clients recruited 35 peers. Two of these peers recruited other peers (n = 7). In total, 35 recruited peers were eligible for participation; ten of them (29%) requested a test and eight tested. Seven tested for the first time and one (13%) was positive. Most peers were female friends (80%). Nurses were positive about using the strategy. The screening strategy is feasible for targeting the hidden social network. However, uptake among men and recruitment of sex-partners is low and RDS stopped early. Future studies are needed to explore the sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and impact of strategies that target people at risk who are not effectively reached by regular health care.
dc.rights© 2015 The Authors. This article is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subject; Adult
dc.subject; Chlamydia Infections
dc.subject; Chlamydia trachomatis/
dc.subject; Cost-benefit analysis
dc.subject; Female
dc.subject; Health promotion
dc.subject; Humans
dc.subject; Internet
dc.subject; Male
dc.subject; Netherlands
dc.subject; Pilot projects
dc.subject; Sexual partners
dc.subject; Social support
dc.subject; Socioeconomic factors
dc.subject; Young adult
dc.subject; Chlamydia trachomatis
dc.subject; Home-based test kits
dc.subject; Partner notification
dc.subject; Peer-referral
dc.subject; Sexual networks
dc.subject; Social networks
dc.subject; Web-based respondent driven sampling
dc.titleA Web-Based Respondent Driven Sampling Pilot Targeting Young People at Risk for Chlamydia Trachomatis in Social and Sexual Networks with Testing: A Use Evaluation
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionPublished version
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120809889
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T14:09:17Z


Item file(s)

Thumbnail
Name:
ijerph-12-09889.pdf
Size:
3.760Mb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record