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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159081
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sexual Health for Military Women: What do They Know, Need, and Desire?
Abstract:
Sexual Health for Military Women: What do They Know, Need, and Desire?
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The Ohio State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
Contact Telephone:(614) 292-4977
Co-Authors:Nancy A Ryan-Wenger, PhD, RN, PNP, Professor
Purpose: To examine what sexual health needs Army women have during deployment and develop a tailored intervention to promote safer sexual practices. Theoretical framework: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at pandemic proportions among young women. Since many STIs are incurable or becoming antibiotic resistant, promotion of safer sexual practices is paramount. Educational programs targeting military personnel have been ineffective longitudinally. One reason may be that Army women are a vulnerable population in a very male-dominated culture. Using Johnson's (1996) Theory of Self-regulation and self-efficacy from Bandura's (1977) Social Cognitive Theory, the ultimate purpose of this program of research is to develop an intervention to be used during deployment that promotes a sustained effect of condom use and safer sexual practices by increasing women's self-reliance. To do this, first the perspective of the women, as to the types of information they wish to receive, must be taken into consideration. The study described here addresses this gap in the science. Subjects: Data collection is in progress. Army women from around the country (N = 1398) are being sampled. A response rate of 500 women (ages 18-45 years) is expected based on past work and to achieve appropriate power for analyses. Ethnic diversity is expected to be similar to the Army's demographic (41% Caucasian, 39% African American, 20% other ethnicities). Methods: Participants will complete an anonymous survey of open- and closed-ended items addressing their desire for sexual health information, previously received sexual information, their views on a user-friendly intervention during deployment, and their own sexual health histories. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize closed-ended responses. Responses to open-ended questions will be content analyzed (McLaughlin & Marascuilo, 1990). Results: Data collection is in progress. Conclusions: Results can help practitioners tailor current education programs to the needs of this population. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSexual Health for Military Women: What do They Know, Need, and Desire?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159081-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sexual Health for Military Women: What do They Know, Need, and Desire?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Ohio State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(614) 292-4977</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">von-sadovszky.1@osu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nancy A Ryan-Wenger, PhD, RN, PNP, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To examine what sexual health needs Army women have during deployment and develop a tailored intervention to promote safer sexual practices. Theoretical framework: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at pandemic proportions among young women. Since many STIs are incurable or becoming antibiotic resistant, promotion of safer sexual practices is paramount. Educational programs targeting military personnel have been ineffective longitudinally. One reason may be that Army women are a vulnerable population in a very male-dominated culture. Using Johnson's (1996) Theory of Self-regulation and self-efficacy from Bandura's (1977) Social Cognitive Theory, the ultimate purpose of this program of research is to develop an intervention to be used during deployment that promotes a sustained effect of condom use and safer sexual practices by increasing women's self-reliance. To do this, first the perspective of the women, as to the types of information they wish to receive, must be taken into consideration. The study described here addresses this gap in the science. Subjects: Data collection is in progress. Army women from around the country (N = 1398) are being sampled. A response rate of 500 women (ages 18-45 years) is expected based on past work and to achieve appropriate power for analyses. Ethnic diversity is expected to be similar to the Army's demographic (41% Caucasian, 39% African American, 20% other ethnicities). Methods: Participants will complete an anonymous survey of open- and closed-ended items addressing their desire for sexual health information, previously received sexual information, their views on a user-friendly intervention during deployment, and their own sexual health histories. Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize closed-ended responses. Responses to open-ended questions will be content analyzed (McLaughlin &amp; Marascuilo, 1990). Results: Data collection is in progress. Conclusions: Results can help practitioners tailor current education programs to the needs of this population. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:41:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:41:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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