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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of American College Health|
|State||Published - Jul 4 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was funded by the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
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- sexual health
- sexually transmitted diseases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health