A theory-based approach to understanding condom errors and problems reported by men attending an STI clinic


Crosby, Richard A., Salazar, Laura F., Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A., Graham, Cynthia A., Head, Sara and Arno, Janet N. (2008) A theory-based approach to understanding condom errors and problems reported by men attending an STI clinic. AIDS and Behavior, 12, (3), 412-418. (doi:10.1007/s10461-007-9264-1). (PMID:17588147).

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We employed the information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model to guide an investigation of correlates for correct condom use among 278 adult (18-35 years old) male clients attending a sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic. An anonymous questionnaire aided by a CD-recording of the questions was administered. Linear Structural Relations Program was used to conduct path analyses of the hypothesized IMB model. Parameter estimates showed that while information did not directly affect behavioral skills, it did have a direct (negative) effect on condom use errors. Motivation had a significant direct (positive) effect on behavioral skills and a significant indirect (positive) effect on condom use errors through behavioral skills. Behavioral skills had a direct (negative) effect on condom use errors. Among men attending a public STI clinic, these findings suggest brief, clinic-based, safer sex programs for men who have sex with women should incorporate activities to convey correct condom use information, instill motivation to use condoms correctly, and directly enhance men's behavioral skills for correct use of condoms

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1090-7165 (print)
1573-3254 (electronic)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology
ePrint ID: 206781
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 14:59
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:49
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/206781

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