Measuring Condom Application Skills and Assertive Sexual Communication in Women at High Risk for HIV

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160164
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Presentation
Title:
Measuring Condom Application Skills and Assertive Sexual Communication in Women at High Risk for HIV
Abstract:
Measuring Condom Application Skills and Assertive Sexual Communication in Women at High Risk for HIV
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Taylor, LaToya, BS
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois State University
Title:Research Assistant
Contact Address:Mennonite College of Nursing, 301 Edwards Hall, CB# 5810, Normal, IL, 61790, USA
Contact Telephone:3094382175
Co-Authors:Matthew S. Hesson-McInnis, PhD, Associate Professor and Caroline Mallory, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
Self-efficacy for condom use and assertive sexual communication skills
among women are related to condom use. However, the reliability and
validity of scales used to measure these concepts have not been widely
reported. This study examines internal consistency and construct validity
of three scales for use in a high risk population. A cross-sectional,
descriptive correlational design was used to collect and analyze data from
75 women recruited from sexually transmitted infection clinics.
Participants were 18 to 51 years old (M=27, SD=9.2), English-speaking and
HIV negative. Most women were White (69%), heterosexual, single, childless
and had a high school degree. The Problems with Condoms Questionnaire
(PCQ) is a six item scale measuring male and female condoms application
skill. Cronbach's alpha for the PCQ was 0.72 (n=68). Exploratory factor analysis
demonstrated moderate correlation on a single factor explaining 40.5% of
the within scale variance. The Modified Condom Application Skills Scale
(MCASS) is a 19 item Likert scale that measures participant's level of
comfort with using male and female condoms. Low response rates limited
analyses to male condom items (Cronbach's alpha;=0.93, n=45), and a single factor model
explained 57.6% of the variance. The Modified Sexual Communication and
Assertiveness Questionnaire (MSCAQ) is a 10 item Likert scale (Cronbach's alpha;=0.76,
n=68) measuring the frequency that women engage their partners in
assertive sexual communication. Factor analysis yielded a three-factor
model explaining 48% of the variance. These findings suggest that the PCQ
and the MCASS are unidimensional scales with moderate internal consistency
appropriate for use with high risk populations. The MSCAQ has excellent
internal consistency, but requires additional analysis to determine the
conceptual nature of the three factor model. Additional reliability and
validity testing for female condom scales is necessary to determine the
relevance and feasibility of using these scales with women at risk for HIV.
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.titleMeasuring Condom Application Skills and Assertive Sexual Communication in Women at High Risk for HIVen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160164-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring Condom Application Skills and Assertive Sexual Communication in Women at High Risk for HIV</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Taylor, LaToya, BS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Mennonite College of Nursing, 301 Edwards Hall, CB# 5810, Normal, IL, 61790, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">3094382175</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lwtaylo@ilstu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Matthew S. Hesson-McInnis, PhD, Associate Professor and Caroline Mallory, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Self-efficacy for condom use and assertive sexual communication skills <br/> among women are related to condom use. However, the reliability and <br/> validity of scales used to measure these concepts have not been widely <br/> reported. This study examines internal consistency and construct validity <br/> of three scales for use in a high risk population. A cross-sectional, <br/> descriptive correlational design was used to collect and analyze data from <br/> 75 women recruited from sexually transmitted infection clinics. <br/> Participants were 18 to 51 years old (M=27, SD=9.2), English-speaking and <br/> HIV negative. Most women were White (69%), heterosexual, single, childless <br/> and had a high school degree. The Problems with Condoms Questionnaire <br/> (PCQ) is a six item scale measuring male and female condoms application <br/> skill. Cronbach's alpha for the PCQ was 0.72 (n=68). Exploratory factor analysis <br/> demonstrated moderate correlation on a single factor explaining 40.5% of <br/> the within scale variance. The Modified Condom Application Skills Scale <br/> (MCASS) is a 19 item Likert scale that measures participant's level of <br/> comfort with using male and female condoms. Low response rates limited <br/> analyses to male condom items (Cronbach's alpha;=0.93, n=45), and a single factor model <br/> explained 57.6% of the variance. The Modified Sexual Communication and <br/> Assertiveness Questionnaire (MSCAQ) is a 10 item Likert scale (Cronbach's alpha;=0.76, <br/> n=68) measuring the frequency that women engage their partners in <br/> assertive sexual communication. Factor analysis yielded a three-factor <br/> model explaining 48% of the variance. These findings suggest that the PCQ <br/> and the MCASS are unidimensional scales with moderate internal consistency <br/> appropriate for use with high risk populations. The MSCAQ has excellent <br/> internal consistency, but requires additional analysis to determine the <br/> conceptual nature of the three factor model. Additional reliability and <br/> validity testing for female condom scales is necessary to determine the <br/> relevance and feasibility of using these scales with women at risk for HIV.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:41:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:41:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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