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Examining the potential public health benefit of offering STI testing to men in amateur football clubs: evidence from cross-sectional surveys

Mercer, CH; Fuller, SS; Saunders, JM; Muniina, P; Copas, AJ; Hart, GJ; Sutcliffe, LJ; ... Estcourt, CS; + view all (2015) Examining the potential public health benefit of offering STI testing to men in amateur football clubs: evidence from cross-sectional surveys. BMC Public Health , 15 , Article 676. 10.1186/s12889-015-1951-7. Green open access

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Abstract

In Britain, young people continue to bear the burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so efforts are required, especially among men, to encourage STI testing. The SPORTSMART study trialled an intervention that sought to achieve this by offering chlamydia and gonorrhoea test-kits to men attending amateur football clubs between October and December 2012. With football the highest participation team sport among men in England, this paper examines the potential public health benefit of offering STI testing to men in this setting by assessing their sociodemographic characteristics, sexual behaviours, and healthcare behaviour and comparing them to men in the general population.

Type: Article
Title: Examining the potential public health benefit of offering STI testing to men in amateur football clubs: evidence from cross-sectional surveys
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1951-7
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1951-7
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 Mercer et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472267
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