This study examined the prevalence of consistent condom use among inner-city women at risk for HIV, measured the distribution of these women across the stages of change for condom use, determined psychosocial factors associated with the stages, and suggested intervention strategies based on the results.
The 5-city sample of women aged 15-34 years consisted predominantly of African Americans.
Only 18% reported consistent condom use with main partners and 45% with other partners.
Logistic regressions compared women in each stage of change with those in higher stages for each partner type.
Results indicated that women who practice or intend to practice consistent condom use were more likely to talk with others about condoms, acknowledge the advantages of condoms, have higher self-efficacy for condom use, and indicate that people important to them favored condom use.
Intervention approaches are suggested for women in different stages of change for condom use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Condom, Prise risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Femelle, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Condom, Risk taking, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Female, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0070819
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 31/05/1999.