Assessment of condom use in men and women


Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard, Sanders, Stephanie and Yarber, William (2005) Assessment of condom use in men and women. Annual Review of Sex Research, 16, 20-52.

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Description/Abstract

Self-reported condom use is a key variable in surveys of sexual behavior and in studies evaluating interventions to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. This article provides a review of how male condom use has been assessed in research. We critically review a number of methodological issues, including the length of the recall period, terminology, specification of partner variables, validity and reliability of condom use, and use of newer data collection methods such as daily diaries and computer-assisted and online technologies. Assessment of condom use errors and problems, and the role of women in condom use are discussed. Finally, we offer recommendations for improving assessment of condom use in future research.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1053-2528 (print)
1053-2528 (electronic)
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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: 206895
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:49
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/206895

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