Safetxt: a pilot randomised controlled trial of an intervention delivered by mobile phone to increase safer sex behaviours in young people

by Ona L McCarthy, Rebecca S French, Paula Baraitser et al.
BMJ Open 2016;6:e013045 – Published 23 December 2016

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The objective was to test the procedures proposed for a main trial of a safer sex intervention for young people delivered by mobile phone text message (‘safetxt’). The safetxt intervention is designed to reduce sexually transmitted infection in young people by supporting them in using condoms, telling a partner about an infection and testing before unprotected sex with a new partner. The authors conclude that recruitment, randomisation, intervention delivery and follow-up were successful and a randomised controlled trial of the safetxt intervention is feasible.

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