Barber‐led sexual health education intervention for Black male adolescents and their fathers

  title={Barber‐led sexual health education intervention for Black male adolescents and their fathers},
  author={Schenita D. Randolph and Terrence Pleasants and Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda},
  journal={Public Health Nursing},
OBJECTIVE To explore barbers' attitudes and beliefs regarding the feasibility and acceptability of a barber- led STI/HIV risk reduction intervention for fathers and their preadolescent and adolescent sons. DESIGN AND SAMPLE A qualitative descriptive design was used. Twenty-two barbers were recruited from barbershops and a barber school in central North Carolina. MEASURES A combination of five focus groups and two key informant interviews were conducted. RESULTS The following themes were… 
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