Identifying young people exposed to or at risk of sexual ill health : pilot implementation of an evidence-informed toolkit (SEXIT) at Swedish youth clinics

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Identifying young people exposed to or at risk of sexual ill health : pilot implementation of an evidence-informed toolkit (SEXIT) at Swedish youth clinics

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dc.contributor.author Hammarström, Sofia
dc.contributor.author Nilsen, Per
dc.contributor.author Lindroth, Malin
dc.contributor.author Stenqvist, Karin
dc.contributor.author Bernhardsson, Susanne
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-04T09:11:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-04T09:11:33Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1362-5187 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30125
dc.description.abstract Objectives: We aimed to develop and pilot-implement an evidence-informed toolkit (SEXual health Identification Tool; SEXIT) for identifying young people exposed to or at risk of sexual ill health, at Swedish youth clinics, and to investigate SEXIT's potential to identify young people in need of special care and monitoring. Methods: The SEXIT toolkit was developed, validated and pilot-implemented at three Swedish youth clinics. Pre-implementation staff readiness was assessed and youth clinic visitors' responses to SEXIT were analysed. Results: All staff perceived a need for screening for sexual risk-taking and exposure. The response rate from 268 youth clinic visitors (aged 15-24 years) was 86%. Half of the visitors had one or no variable associated with sexual ill health, a third had two or three, and 15% reported between four and seven variables. The most common variables were alcohol use, three or more sexual partners in the past year and previous chlamydia. Visitors rated SEXIT as important and not uncomfortable or difficult to answer. Conclusions: The SEXIT toolkit was found to be feasible and highly acceptable in a clinical setting. The use of SEXIT may facilitate important questions on sexual risk-taking and sexual ill health to be raised with youth clinic visitors. en_US
dc.format.extent 9 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject implementation en_US
dc.subject risk assessment en_US
dc.subject sexual behaviour en_US
dc.subject sexual violence en_US
dc.subject young adults en_US
dc.subject youth clinic en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Identifying young people exposed to or at risk of sexual ill health : pilot implementation of an evidence-informed toolkit (SEXIT) at Swedish youth clinics en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13625187.2018.1564815 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care;1
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 24 en_US
dc.description.authorversion No en_US
dc.identifier.isiid 000461893000010
dc.contributor.centre Malmö University. Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 30730215
dcterms.identifier.OAurl https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13625187.2018.1564815 en_US
dc.format.ePage 53 en_US
dc.format.sPage 45 en_US
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