HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (HBSC) IRELAND

World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

Adolescent sexual health behaviour in Ireland: data dissemination and development.

This work was funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences collaborative grant with the Crisis Pregnancy Programme of the HSE. The project involved a systematic analysis of the sexual health behaviour data collected by the 2010 Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. The project included a series of systematic analyses of the HBSC adolescent data, an analytical comparison of HBSC 2010 data with other national sexual health studies including the Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy (ICCP) and Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships (ISSHR) studies, and replication of published findings on the patterns of sexual behaviour with representative Irish data. The project also involved the development and piloting of new sexual health questions for inclusion in the 2014 Irish HBSC study and collaboration with stakeholders to develop and implement enhanced dissemination mechanisms.

 

Publications

Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2018). Socio-demographic, health and lifestyle factors influencing age of sexual initation among adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(9), 1851 download

Young, H., Burke, L. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2018). Sexual intercourse, age of initiation and contraception among adolescents in Ireland: findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland study.  BMC Public Health, 18, 362 download 

Young, H., Költő, A., Reis, M., Saewyc, E., Moreau, N., Burke, L., Cosma, A., Windlin, B., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Godeau, E. (2016). Sexual health questions included in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study: and international methodological pilot investigation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16, 169. download

Burke, L., D’Eath, M., Young, H., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2015). Consulting stakeholders about dissemination. National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) Research Bulletin. download 

Ramiro, L., Windlin, B., Reis, M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Jovic, S., Matos, M.G., Magnusson, J. & Godeau, E. (2015). Gendered trends in early and very early sex and condom use in 20 European countries from 2001 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(2), 65-68. download

Burke, L., D’Eath, M., Young, H., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014). An exploration of dissemination tools and mechanisms among young people. Children’s Research Digest, 1 (1): 44-45. download 

Young, H., Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014). Contraceptive methods used by sexually active Irish adolescents. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 7, 1, 42. download (488KB)

Burke, L., Gavin, A., Courtney, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2013).  Sexual bahaviour   of 15-17 year olds in the Mid-west region and in care.  Short report for the Red Ribbon project. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre.  download (181KB)

Gajewski, J., Young, H., Burke, L., Courtney, L. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013). HBSC 2014:  Pilot study for HBSC 2014 questions. Galway: HBSC Ireland, Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway.  download (884 KB)

 

Presentations

Burke, L., Kelly, C. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2018). Cultural and health factors associated with early sexual initation. Presented at the 32nd conference of the EHPS 'Health Psychology Across the Lifespan: Uniting Research, Practice and Policy'. Galway, August 2018. download (354KB)

Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2018). Circumstances and behaviours associated with early first sexual intercourse among adolescents in Ireland. Presented at the HBSC 2018 Spring Meeting. Warsaw, June 2018. download (740KB)

Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S & Kelly, C. (2017).  Contextual socio-demographic and lifestyle factors associated with early sexual initation among adolescents in Ireland. Presented at the HBSC 2017 Spring Meeting. Bergen, June 2017. download (1023KB)

Burke, L., D’Eath, M., Young, H., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014). An exploration of dissemination tools and mechanisms: Consultation among different stakeholder groups. Presented at the Applying the principles of health promotion to population health improvement, Health Promotion Research Centre Conference, Galway, June 2014. download (270KB) 

Burke, L., Young, H., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014). Sexual behaviour of adolescents in the Republic of Ireland: Future research plans of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Presented as part of a symposium at the Improving Children’s Lives Conference, Belfast, February 2014. download (1.20MB)

Young, H. (2014). Sexual practices of adolescents in Ireland: findings and future research plans of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study. Presented at Understanding Young People, Alcohol and Sexual Behaviour, Knowing What Works, Creating Change. Galway, Jan 2014.  download (1.18MB) 

Young, H., Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014). Sexual behaviour of adolescents in the Republic of Ireland: Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Presented as part of a symposium at the Improving Children’s Lives Conference, Belfast, February 2014. download (1.20MB) 

Young, H. (2013). Evidence-based sexual health policies: The role of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC). Presented at the  17th Annual Health Promotion Conference Health in All Policies: Strengthening Multisectoral Health Promotion in an Irish Context. Galway, May 2013.  download (411KB)

Young, H. (2013). Sexual health questions for use in the HBSC study 2013/2014: findings from an international pilot study. Presented at the  HBSC 30th Anniversary Conference.  St Andrews, June 2013.  download (401KB) 

Young, H. & Burke. L. (2013). Irish teenage sex: hype or horror. Presentation for the Threesis Event, NUI Galway, Nov 2013. download (319KB)

Young, H., Burke, L., Callaghan, M., Courtney, L. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013). An international pilot study of sexual health questions for use in the health behaviour in school-aged children study 2013/2014. Presented at the  10th Annual Psychology Health and Medicine Conference. Dublin, May 2013.  download (194KB)

Young, H., Burke, L. & Nic Gabhainn S. (2013). Sexual behaviour, initiation and contraceptive use among adolescents in Ireland – analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study. Invited presentation to the National Sexual Health Awareness Week Conference, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. Dublin, November 2013. download (1.34MB)