Podcast: Using MOST to Improve STI Prevention

January 27, 2016:
In this podcast, we discuss the application of the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) to the development of an online intervention to reduce sexualTanner-Kugler risk behavior among college students. Host Aaron Wagner speaks with Kari Kugler, Methodology Center investigator, and Amanda Tanner, assistant professor of public health education at University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), about the project which is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

In this study, the researchers will use MOST to strengthen intervention components aimed at reducing risky drinking, risky sex, and their co-occurrence, and then using the strengthened components to form an optimized intervention.  The principal investigator of the project is Methodology Center Director Linda Collins. David Wyrick, associate professor of public health education, leads the team at UNCG.

Podcast Timeline:

00:00—Introductions

01:07—What public health problem does the grant address?

03:57—Definition of multiphase optimization strategy

06:45—Other applications of MOST

07:41—Why use MOST on this project?

10:37—How will this project encourage college students to make better decisions?

13:06—Why an online intervention?

14:02—What is incorrect about the term “risky sex?”

15:53—What else should people know about MOST?

16:46—The quality of the project team

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