At UPEI’s 25th Research Breakfast, Dr. Jo-Ann MacDonald, assistant professor of nursing presented some of her research on promoting skills to young people to prevent sexually transmitted infections, or STIs.
Despite decades of education, Dr. MacDonald says infection rates are still high among 15-17-year-olds. She designed a study to engage with older teens to discover the answers to certain questions: what do teens consider to be important? How do they learn? What are their needs? And, what works?
Watch Dr. MacDonald’s talk, “Raising Youth Voices: Development of a Nursing Intervention to Promote Optimal Skills for the Prevention of STIs,” below.
Dr. MacDonald’s research is funded in part by the CNF Nursing Care Partnership, and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.