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Table 2 Description of session handouts

From: Study protocol for a group-based motivational interviewing brief intervention to reduce substance use and sexual risk behavior among young adults experiencing homelessness

Session Input Output
1 HIV knowledge quiz
Number of sex partners in past 3 months and number of drinks before last sexual event, and perceptions of these behaviors by peers of same age and gender
Participant’s response for each item and the correct answer
Normative feedback on number of sex partners and drinking before sex, based on data from a probability sample of young adults in Los Angeles experiencing homelessness
2 Triggers for unprotected sex
Sex protective strategies
Motivation to change rulers
List of people, situations, and feelings that are their personal triggers for engaging in unprotected sex
How often they use each strategy
Separate motivation rulers showing their level of motivation to practice safe sex and confidence that they can practice safe sex
3 Participant’s past month frequency and quantity of alcohol use, and perceptions of these behaviors by peers of same age and gender
Decisional balance for substance use
Motivation to change rulers
Normative feedback on frequency and quantity of alcohol use, based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
List of personal pros and cons of AOD use, with prompts to think about (a) how to get “pros” without AOD use; and (b) how to prevent “cons” from happening
Separate motivation rulers showing their level of motivation to change their AOD use and confidence that they can change their AOD use
4 Alcohol consequences survey
Drinking protective strategies
Which consequences the participant has experienced recently from drinking
How often they use each strategy