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The effect of implementation intentions on testicular self-examination using a demonstration video.

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dc.contributor.author Heverin, Mark
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Molly
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-22T12:12:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-22T12:12:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-05
dc.identifier.citation Heverin, M. & Byrne, M (2011) 'The effect of implementation intentions on testicular self-examination using a demonstration video'. Irish Journal Of Psychology, 32 (1-2):40-48. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2158-0812
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2867
dc.description Journal article en_US
dc.description.abstract The current study aimed to test the effectiveness of a testicular self-examination (TSE) demonstration video intervention, with and without implementation intentions, in improving TSE rates. It also tested the utility of a 'boosting exercise' where participants were asked to renew their implementation intentions at first follow-up. A three-group randomised controlled trial was carried out with three data collection time-points. Ninety-three male students watched a TSE demonstration video at baseline; Group 1 (n 32) only watched the video. Groups 2 (n 31) and 3 (n 30) also formed implementation intentions. Group 3 carried out the 'boosting exercise' by renewing implementation intentions four weeks later. Performance of TSE was measured at the three time-points. The results showed that TSE performance increased from baseline (20.4%) to first follow up (81.8%) and remained high at second follow up. It was concluded that implementation intentions added no benefit over watching a demonstration video alone, suggesting that the video was a highly effective intervention. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Irish Journal Of Psychology en
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Testicular self-examination en_US
dc.subject Implementation intentions en_US
dc.title The effect of implementation intentions on testicular self-examination using a demonstration video. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-06-19T12:32:09Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03033910.2011.611614
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03033910.2011.611614 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.local.contact Molly Byrne, Dept. Of Psychology, Room 107, Cois Abhann, Nui Galway. 5182 Email: molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie
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