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dc.contributor.authorHeverin, Mark
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Molly
dc.identifier.citationHeverin, 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.descriptionJournal articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.relation.ispartofIrish Journal Of Psychologyen
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_US
dc.subjectTesticular self-examinationen_US
dc.subjectImplementation intentionsen_US
dc.titleThe effect of implementation intentions on testicular self-examination using a demonstration video.en_US
dc.local.contactMolly Byrne, Dept. Of Psychology, Room 107, Cois Abhann, Nui Galway. 5182 Email:

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