Flicker (2010) survey design from the ground up

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http://hpp.sagepub.com/ Health Promotion Practice http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/11/1/112 The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/1524839907309868 2010 11: 112 originally published online 26 March 2008 Health Promot Pract Sarah Flicker, Adrian Guta, June Larkin, Susan Flynn, Alycia Fridkin, Robb Travers, Jason D. Pole and Crystal Layne Survey Design From the Ground Up: Collaboratively Creating the Toronto Teen Survey Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: Society for Public Health Education can be found at: Health Promotion Practice Additional services and information for http://hpp.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://hpp.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/11/1/112.refs.html Citations: at SAN JOSE STATE UNIV on August 1, 2011 hpp.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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Survey Design From the Ground Up: Collaboratively Creating the Toronto Teen Survey Sarah Flicker, PhD Adrian Guta, MSW June Larkin, PhD Susan Flynn, BA Alycia Fridkin, MHSc Robb Travers, PhD Jason D. Pole, PhD Crystal Layne, MSW improve sexual health outcomes for Toronto adolescents. In phase 1 of the project, seed funding 1 was secured to build Planned Parenthood of Toronto’s research capacity, develop partnerships with researchers and policy makers, and engage a diverse group of Toronto youth in the devel- opment of a survey tool and research protocol. In this article, we focus on the processes of collaboratively devel- oping a community-based survey tool with youth, acade- mics, and community stakeholders. An overview of the project and examples from the design stage are provided. In addition, recommendations are given toward develop- ing best practices when working with young people on research and survey design. Our intention in sharing this information is to assist other teams that want to work in partnership with teenagers on developing local public health evidence-based intervention strategies. > BACKGROUND Sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV/ AIDS, pose a significant threat to the health and well-being of young people. Youth are disproportionately affected by STIs as a result of complex interactions between biolog- ical, social, developmental, and behavioral factors (Health Canada, 2000). They are biologically more vulnerable to infections, more susceptible to peer pressure, develop- mentally more disposed to risk taking, and behaviorally often lack the skills and confidence to negotiate safer sex practices. As a result, STI rates among Canadian youth are on the rise (Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2003). The Toronto Teen Survey is a community-based partic-
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