ERIC Number: EJ823959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Condom Use at Last Sex as a Proxy for Other Measures of Condom Use: Is It Good Enough?
Younge, Sinead N.; Salazar, Laura F.; Crosby, Richard F.; DiClemente, Ralph J.; Wingood, Gina M.; Rose, Eve
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v43 n172 p927 Win 2008
Condom use at last sex is a widely used indicator in sexual behavior research; however, there is little empirical research validating this indicator. This study examined whether a single-event recall period (the last time coitus occurred) was consistent with longer recall periods (14 days and 60 days) for a sample of African American adolescent females (N = 566). The findings from this study demonstrate that condom use at last coitus is a valid proxy for condom use behaviors spanning longer time periods.
Descriptors: Females, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescents, Sexuality, African American Students, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey