"CLaRO Pilot - Development of eHealth intervention prototypes to prevent drug use and sexual risk behaviors among Hispanic adolescents" - Yannine Estrada, PhD, PI

The purpose of this Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities-CLaRO Pilot study is to develop a prototype, i.e., proof of concept, for a mobile application (app) preventive intervention designed for Hispanic adolescents to reduce drug use and sexual risk behaviors.

To inform the development of the intervention prototypes, focus groups will be conducted with 65 participants (n=45 adolescents, n=20 parents) across the duration of the study. The focus groups will inform user needs and expectations along with structure and content. A thematic framework approach will be used to analyze the interviews. The prototype created in this study will be used in a future grant application to develop and test the efficacy of the developed preventive intervention in preventing drug use and sexual risk behaviors among Hispanic youth.