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Mohandespour F, Maasoumi R, Pourmand H, Amir Shahkarami S N, Daemi F. The Impact of Theatre-Based Interventions for Sexual Health Education to Adolescents: A Systematic Review. J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2023; 33 (1) :21-30
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1- Assistant Professor, PhD, Department of Directing and Acting, School of Arts, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associated Professor, Postdoc in sexology, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Associated Professor, PhD, Department of Research in Art, School of Arts, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, PhD, Department of Animation and Cinema, School of Arts, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
5- PhD candidate, Department of Research in Art, School of Arts, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , faezeh.daemi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (159 Views)
Introduction: Sexual education programs are necessary for adolescents. Literature has shown that adolescents find theatre-based interventions to be more acceptable and memorable than traditional didactic teaching methods. 
Objective: To deliver a summary of all the available primary researches with theatre-based interventions for sexual health education to adolescents.
Materials and Methods: In this systematic review, studies were searched in the databases of Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, Science direct, Proqust, Magiran, SID and Irandoc, for which written in English or Farsi from 2011 to 2021. Quantitative and mix-method studies with a theatre-Based intervention for sexual education were selected.
‎‏ Results: All of the seven selected studies determined impact of the theatre-based sex education on sexual activity and Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); and four studies on “Psychological issues related to sexual health“ or “healthy relationship” or “Sexual violence”. The outcomes of the studies included: increasing knowledge and self-efficacy and improving attitude regarding to sexual health, intending age of first sex, and less risky behaviour in condom usage. Also, two studies determined the best appropriate method for theatre-based sex education to the adolescents.
Conclusion: Theatre is an attractive and effective method in sexual education to adolescents. It is recommended that further interventional theatre-based studies on adolescents not be emphasis on the biological aspects of reproduction; but focused on acquiring healthy behaviours.

Article Type : Research | Subject: General
Received: 2022/10/16 | Accepted: 2023/01/16 | Published: 2023/01/16

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