Family ServicesParentingRelationshipsSexual HealthToolsYouthParent-Teen Communication about Sexual Risk – PTSRC-III

Author: Hutchinson, M. K.; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Collection Method: Self-report questionnaire completed by young person

Scoring Method: Uses a scale with rating 0-4: (0) None; (1) A little; (2) Some; (3) A lot; (4) Extensive. Scores can be summed up or averaged. Higher scores indicate a better communication between parents and teenagers about sexual risk

Number of questions: 8

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures the quality of communication of parents and their child about sexual risk
  • Suitable for use in services and programs that work on improving family relationships and sexual health of teens
  • Tool has good reliability and validity

The PTSRC III tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of adolescents and their parents to assist in the measurement of communication about sexual risk.

This tool was created by Hutchinson, M.K. of University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.