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A pilot test of a self-guided, home-based intervention to improve condom-related sexual experiences, attitudes, and behaviors among young women

A pilot test of a self-guided, home-based intervention to improve condom-related sexual experiences, attitudes, and behaviors among young women
A pilot test of a self-guided, home-based intervention to improve condom-related sexual experiences, attitudes, and behaviors among young women
Objective: to conduct a pilot test of a brief, self-guided, home-based program designed to improve male condom use attitudes and behaviors among young women.

Participants: women aged 18–24 years from a large Midwestern University reporting having had penile-vaginal sex with two or more partners in the past 3 months. Sixty-seven enrolled; 91.0% completed the study.

Methods: a repeated measures design was used, with assessments occurring at baseline, immediately post-intervention (T2), and 30 days subsequent (T3).

Results: condom use errors and problems decreased, condom-related attitudes and self-efficacy improved, and experiences of condom-protected sex were rated more positively when comparing baseline with T2 and T3 scores. Further, the proportion of condom-protected episodes more than doubled between T1 and T3 for those in the lowest quartile for condom use at baseline.

Conclusion: this low-resource, home-based program improved condom-related attitudes and promoted the correct and consistent use of condoms.
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Yarber, William L., Milhausen, Robin R., Beaver, Karly A., Ryan, Rebecca, Sullivan, Margaret J., Vanderpool, Karen B., Sanders, Stephanie A., Graham, Cynthia A. and Crosby, Richard A. (2018) A pilot test of a self-guided, home-based intervention to improve condom-related sexual experiences, attitudes, and behaviors among young women. Journal of American College Health, 1-25. (doi:10.1080/07448481.2018.1446436).

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Abstract

Objective: to conduct a pilot test of a brief, self-guided, home-based program designed to improve male condom use attitudes and behaviors among young women.

Participants: women aged 18–24 years from a large Midwestern University reporting having had penile-vaginal sex with two or more partners in the past 3 months. Sixty-seven enrolled; 91.0% completed the study.

Methods: a repeated measures design was used, with assessments occurring at baseline, immediately post-intervention (T2), and 30 days subsequent (T3).

Results: condom use errors and problems decreased, condom-related attitudes and self-efficacy improved, and experiences of condom-protected sex were rated more positively when comparing baseline with T2 and T3 scores. Further, the proportion of condom-protected episodes more than doubled between T1 and T3 for those in the lowest quartile for condom use at baseline.

Conclusion: this low-resource, home-based program improved condom-related attitudes and promoted the correct and consistent use of condoms.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 February 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 March 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 418599
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418599
ISSN: 0744-8481
PURE UUID: 8398fb8f-4745-4131-94d1-535c8cb84be9
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 12 Mar 2018 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:32

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Author: William L. Yarber
Author: Robin R. Milhausen
Author: Karly A. Beaver
Author: Rebecca Ryan
Author: Margaret J. Sullivan
Author: Karen B. Vanderpool
Author: Stephanie A. Sanders
Author: Richard A. Crosby

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