CMCH researchers Dr. Michael Rich and Dr. David Bickham have tested a new approach to collecting media use data called Measuring Youth Media Exposure (MYME). This approach combines a recall questionnaire and time-use diary with momentary sampling in the form of electronic reports and video surveys. This combination will allow researchers to gain a better understanding of the ways that teens use multiple media simultaneously.
The abstract of the MYME pilot study has been published in this month’s Journal of Adolescent Health, which has a number of other media-related studies as well. These abstracts will all be posters or platform presentations at the upcoming Society of Adolescent Medicine conference at the end of March:
- Dobkin, L. et al. Is text messaging key to improving adolescent sexual health?
- Durant, R. et al. Viewing professional wrestling on television and engaging in violent and other health risk behaviors by a national sample of adolescents
- Edman, J. et al. Comparison of adolescent risk behavior in commercials televised during the 2002 and 2005 Super Bowls
- Horvath, K. et al. The sexual behavior of young Internet-using men who have sex with men
- Lord, S. et al. Efficacy of online alcohol and other drug prevention for early adolescents
- White, M. et al. Disco dance video game-based interventional study on childhood obesity
Full articles in JAH this month:
- Hardy, L. et al. Changes in sedentary behavior among adolescent girls: A 2.5-year prospective cohort study
- Kaestle, C. et al. Music videos, pro wrestling, and acceptance of date rape among middle school males and females: An exploratory analysis
- Mitchell, K. et al. Trends in youth reports of sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography on the Internet
- Thompson, E. et al. Cigarettes and cinema: Does parental restriction of R-rated movie viewing reduce adolescent smoking susceptibility?