Condom-use Skills Checklist: A Proxy for Assessing Condom-use Knowledge and Skills When Direct Observation Is Not Possible

Authors

  • B Stanton Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
  • L Deveaux Office of AIDS, Bahamas Ministry of Health, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • S Lunn Office of AIDS, Bahamas Ministry of Health, Nassau, The Bahamas,
  • S Yu Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
  • N Brathwaite Office of AIDS, Bahamas Ministry of Health, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • X Li Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
  • L Cottrell Behavioral Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • C Harris Behavioral Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • R Clemens Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
  • S Marshall Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v27i3.3383

Keywords:

Condom-use, Interventions, Knowledge, Scale, Skills, Bahamas

Abstract

Because of the continued importance of correct condom-use in controlling the HIV epidemic and the limited availability of tools for assessing correct condom-use, methods for assessing condom-application skills, especially when direct observation is not feasible, are needed. Accordingly, in the context of a high-risk population (The Bahamas) for HIV, a 17-item scale-the Condom-use Skills Checklist (CUSC)-was developed for use among young adolescents and adults. The rationale and approach to developing the scale and some measures of internal consistency, construct validity, and criterion-related validity have been described. It is concluded that the scale offers a reasonable alternative to direct observation among older subjects and that further development may make it more useful among pre-adolescents.

Key words: Condom-use; Interventions; Knowledge; Scale; Skills; Bahamas

doi: 10.3329/jhpn.v27i3.3383

J Health Popul Nutr 2009 Jun;27(3):406-413

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Author Biography

B Stanton, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Dr. Bonita Stanton
Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Street, Suite 1K40
Detroit, MI 48201
USA
Email address: BStanton@dmc.org
Fax: +1 313-993-0390

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Stanton, B., Deveaux, L., Lunn, S., Yu, S., Brathwaite, N., Li, X., Cottrell, L., Harris, C., Clemens, R., & Marshall, S. (2009). Condom-use Skills Checklist: A Proxy for Assessing Condom-use Knowledge and Skills When Direct Observation Is Not Possible. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 27(3), 406–413. https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v27i3.3383

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