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- Adolescent computer use and alcohol use: what are the role of quantity and content of computer use?.Addict Behav. 2011; 36: 520-522
- Young people’s views on the potential use of telemedicine consultations for sexual health: results of a national survey.BMC Infect Dis. 2011; 11: 285-295
- Participant- and study-related characteristics predicting treatment completion and study retention in an adolescent smoking cessation trial.J Adolesc Health. 2011; 49: 371-378
- CBT4BN versus CBTF2F: comparison of online versus face-to-face treatment for bulimia nervosa.Contemp Clin Trials. 2012; 33: 1056-1064
- Social media–delivered sexual health intervention: a cluster randomized controlled trial.Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: 467-474
- Avatars using computer/smartphone mediated communication and social networking in prevention of sexually transmitted diseases among North-Norwegian youngsters.BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012; 12: 120-124
- Online advertising as a public health and recruitment tool: comparison of different media campaigns to increase demand for smoking cessation interventions.J Med Internet Res. 2008; 10: e50
- Complementary and alternative medicine use among youth with juvenile arthritis: are youth using CAM, but not talking about it?.J Adolesc Health. 2012; 51: 200-202
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- Social services for sexual minority youth: preferences for what, where, and how services are delivered.Children Youth Serv Rev. 2013; 35: 312-320
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.