The Relationship between Smoking, Nicotine Dependence and Sexual Risk Taking in Young Women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159964
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Presentation
Title:
The Relationship between Smoking, Nicotine Dependence and Sexual Risk Taking in Young Women
Abstract:
The Relationship between Smoking, Nicotine Dependence and Sexual Risk Taking in Young Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Ohio State University
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:354 Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
Contact Telephone:614.292.4977
Co-Authors:V. von Sadovszky, W. Matcham, M. Graham, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH;
Many correlates and predictors of sexual risk taking have been elucidated through research. Smoking is one such predictor and is associated with sexual intercourse without condom use (Santelli, et al., 2009) and multiple sexual partners (Kuortti & Kosunen, 2009). These studies; however, are primarily done in younger adolescents. It is not clear if smoking remains a predictor once women reach adulthood. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the relationship of smoking and nicotine addiction to sexual risk taking in a sample of young women. This study was a secondary aim from a larger study examining the psychometric properties of a new tool sexual risk assessment tool. Sexually active women, ages 18 - 35, are being recruited for this study (N = 350). To date, over 70% of the sample has been recruited. Advertisements for the study are sent through a student web newsletter which reaches over 40,000 students state-wide. Interested women contact the principal investigator via electronic mail to receive in-depth information about the study. Participants access the informed consent and questionnaires on-line which are located on a secure web site. Participants are sent reminders in 2-3 weeks to complete the time two questionnaires. Time one questionnaires included the Safer Sex Behavior Questionnaire (DiIorio, et al., 1992), The Women's Sexual Risk Assessment Tool, and Rotter's (1966) Locus of Control Instrument. Time two questionnaires include time 1 questionnaires and the addition of two questions about smoking. The first question ascertains whether or not the women smoke. The second question, an item from the Fagerstrom Nictotine Dependence Scale, is the strongest predictor of nicotine dependence (Huh & Timberlake, 2009). Data will be analyzed using regression and ANOVA techniques. It is anticipated that these results will help researchers and practitioners understand predictors of sexual risk taking in later adolescence and young adulthood.
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.titleThe Relationship between Smoking, Nicotine Dependence and Sexual Risk Taking in Young Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159964-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship between Smoking, Nicotine Dependence and Sexual Risk Taking in Young Women</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD</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">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">354 Newton Hall, 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">V. von Sadovszky, W. Matcham, M. Graham, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Many correlates and predictors of sexual risk taking have been elucidated through research. Smoking is one such predictor and is associated with sexual intercourse without condom use (Santelli, et al., 2009) and multiple sexual partners (Kuortti &amp; Kosunen, 2009). These studies; however, are primarily done in younger adolescents. It is not clear if smoking remains a predictor once women reach adulthood. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the relationship of smoking and nicotine addiction to sexual risk taking in a sample of young women. This study was a secondary aim from a larger study examining the psychometric properties of a new tool sexual risk assessment tool. Sexually active women, ages 18 - 35, are being recruited for this study (N = 350). To date, over 70% of the sample has been recruited. Advertisements for the study are sent through a student web newsletter which reaches over 40,000 students state-wide. Interested women contact the principal investigator via electronic mail to receive in-depth information about the study. Participants access the informed consent and questionnaires on-line which are located on a secure web site. Participants are sent reminders in 2-3 weeks to complete the time two questionnaires. Time one questionnaires included the Safer Sex Behavior Questionnaire (DiIorio, et al., 1992), The Women's Sexual Risk Assessment Tool, and Rotter's (1966) Locus of Control Instrument. Time two questionnaires include time 1 questionnaires and the addition of two questions about smoking. The first question ascertains whether or not the women smoke. The second question, an item from the Fagerstrom Nictotine Dependence Scale, is the strongest predictor of nicotine dependence (Huh &amp; Timberlake, 2009). Data will be analyzed using regression and ANOVA techniques. It is anticipated that these results will help researchers and practitioners understand predictors of sexual risk taking in later adolescence and young adulthood.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:29:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:29:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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