Design and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: Applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559193
Title:
Design and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: Applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice.
Authors:
Aventin, Aine; Lohan, Maria; O'Halloran, Peter; Henderson, Marion
Citation:
Design and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: Applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice. 2014, 49C:19-30 Eval Program Plann
Publisher:
Evaluation and program planning
Journal:
Evaluation and program planning
Issue Date:
15-Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559193
DOI:
10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2014.11.003
PubMed ID:
25483572
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Design+and+development+of+a+film-based+intervention+about+teenage
Abstract:
Following the UK Medical Research Council's (MRC) guidelines for the development and evaluation of complex interventions, this study aimed to design, develop and optimise an educational intervention about young men and unintended teenage pregnancy based around an interactive film. The process involved identification of the relevant evidence base, development of a theoretical understanding of the phenomenon of unintended teenage pregnancy in relation to young men, and exploratory mixed methods research. The result was an evidence-based, theory-informed, user-endorsed intervention designed to meet the much neglected pregnancy education needs of teenage men and intended to increase both boys' and girls' intentions to avoid an unplanned pregnancy during adolescence. In prioritising the development phase, this paper addresses a gap in the literature on the processes of research-informed intervention design. It illustrates the application of the MRC guidelines in practice while offering a critique and additional guidance to programme developers on the MRC prescribed processes of developing interventions. Key lessons learned were: (1) know and engage the target population and engage gatekeepers in addressing contextual complexities; (2) know the targeted behaviours and model a process of change; and (3) look beyond development to evaluation and implementation.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Following the UK Medical Research Council’s (MRC) guidelines for the development and evaluation of complex interventions, this study aimed to design, develop and optimise an educational intervention about young men and unintended teenage pregnancy based around an interactive film. The process involved identification of the relevant evidence base, development of a theoretical understanding of the phenomenon of unintended teenage pregnancy in relation to young men, and exploratory mixed methods research. The result was an evidence-based, theory-informed, user-endorsed intervention designed to meet the much neglected pregnancy education needs of teenage men and intended to increase both boys’ and girls’ intentions to avoid an unplanned pregnancy during adolescence. In prioritising the development phase, this paper addresses a gap in the literature on the processes of research-informed intervention design. It illustrates the application of the MRC guidelines in practice while offering a critique and additional guidance to programme developers on the MRC prescribed processes of developing interventions. Key lessons learned were: (1) know and engage the target population and engage gatekeepers in addressing contextual complexities; (2) know the targeted behaviours and model a process of change; and (3) look beyond development to evaluation and implementation.
Keywords:
PREGNANCY; YOUNG ADULT; HEALTH EDUCATION
ISSN:
1873-7870

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAventin, Aineen
dc.contributor.authorLohan, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorO'Halloran, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Marionen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T10:59:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T10:59:21Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11-15en
dc.identifier.citationDesign and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: Applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice. 2014, 49C:19-30 Eval Program Plannen
dc.identifier.issn1873-7870en
dc.identifier.pmid25483572en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2014.11.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559193en
dc.descriptionFollowing the UK Medical Research Council’s (MRC) guidelines for the development and evaluation of complex interventions, this study aimed to design, develop and optimise an educational intervention about young men and unintended teenage pregnancy based around an interactive film. The process involved identification of the relevant evidence base, development of a theoretical understanding of the phenomenon of unintended teenage pregnancy in relation to young men, and exploratory mixed methods research. The result was an evidence-based, theory-informed, user-endorsed intervention designed to meet the much neglected pregnancy education needs of teenage men and intended to increase both boys’ and girls’ intentions to avoid an unplanned pregnancy during adolescence. In prioritising the development phase, this paper addresses a gap in the literature on the processes of research-informed intervention design. It illustrates the application of the MRC guidelines in practice while offering a critique and additional guidance to programme developers on the MRC prescribed processes of developing interventions. Key lessons learned were: (1) know and engage the target population and engage gatekeepers in addressing contextual complexities; (2) know the targeted behaviours and model a process of change; and (3) look beyond development to evaluation and implementation.en
dc.description.abstractFollowing the UK Medical Research Council's (MRC) guidelines for the development and evaluation of complex interventions, this study aimed to design, develop and optimise an educational intervention about young men and unintended teenage pregnancy based around an interactive film. The process involved identification of the relevant evidence base, development of a theoretical understanding of the phenomenon of unintended teenage pregnancy in relation to young men, and exploratory mixed methods research. The result was an evidence-based, theory-informed, user-endorsed intervention designed to meet the much neglected pregnancy education needs of teenage men and intended to increase both boys' and girls' intentions to avoid an unplanned pregnancy during adolescence. In prioritising the development phase, this paper addresses a gap in the literature on the processes of research-informed intervention design. It illustrates the application of the MRC guidelines in practice while offering a critique and additional guidance to programme developers on the MRC prescribed processes of developing interventions. Key lessons learned were: (1) know and engage the target population and engage gatekeepers in addressing contextual complexities; (2) know the targeted behaviours and model a process of change; and (3) look beyond development to evaluation and implementation.en
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEvaluation and program planningen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Design+and+development+of+a+film-based+intervention+about+teenageen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Evaluation and program planningen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectYOUNG ADULTen
dc.subjectHEALTH EDUCATIONen
dc.titleDesign and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: Applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEvaluation and program planningen

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