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Program Evaluated ¡Cuídate!
Evidence of Effectiveness No
Study Rating and Explanation HighRandom assignment study that met all criteria for a high rating; findings show no positive, statistically significant impact on a relevant behavioral outcome measure for either the full sample or key subgroups
Review Date October 2015

Program Information

Program Type

Program Type is Sexuality education Sexuality education
Programs for special populations
Youth development

Program Length

Program Length is Fewer than 10 sessions Fewer than 10 sessions
10 to 20 sessions
More than 20 sessions

Evaluation Setting

Evaluation Setting is Afterschool/community-based After school/community-based
Health clinic
Elementary school
Middle school
High school
Multiple settings
Specialized setting

Study Sample

Average Age Group

13 or younger
Average Age Group is 14 to 17 14 to 17
18 or 19

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group

African American
Majority Racial/Ethnic Group is Latino Latino


Gender is Both genders Both genders
Female only
Male only

Research Design

Assignment Method Randomized controlled trial
Sample Size 2,022
Number of Follow-Ups 2
Length of Last Follow-Up 4

Study Findings

Sexual Initiation/Abstinence 0
Recent Sexual Activity Mix of positive, null, and/or adverse impacts
Number of Sexual Partners Not measured
Frequency of Sexual Activity Not measured
Contraceptive Use and/or Consistency 0
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV 0
Pregnancy or Birth 0