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dc.contributor.authorPaukste, Ernesta
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Neil
dc.description.abstractIssue addressed: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATODs) usage among adolescents, particularly those living in lower socioeconomic communities, is a population health problem in Australia that requires innovative health promotion strategies. There is a growing recognition of the potential of arts‐based approaches to engage youth in health promoting activities. This paper presents the process evaluation of the pilot VoxBox intervention that used rap to build adolescents' awareness of risks associated with ATODs. Methods: The VoxBox intervention was piloted in Logan, Queensland, at five high schools with 18 adolescents completing the intervention. Data collection methods included observation, focus groups, semi‐structured interviews and a survey of adolescent participants. Results: The intervention was well received by participants and stakeholders. Three factors characterising the project's successful engagement of adolescents were: participate – go with the flow, learning from the real deal and resourced to make some noise. Conclusion: In VoxBox, the emphasis on engaging adolescents in an activity of real interest that was appropriately resourced and delivered was central to credibility and success.
dc.publisherAustralian Health Promotion Association
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.titleUsing rap music to promote adolescent health: Pilot study of VoxBox
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorHarris, Neil D.
gro.griffith.authorSofija, Ernesta

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