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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161054
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Condom Use Among Army Women: Reasons for Use and Disuse
Abstract:
Condom Use Among Army Women: Reasons for Use and Disuse
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Ohio State University
Contact Address:CON - 354 Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
Co-Authors:S. Green and N. Ryan-Wenger, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Purpose: To examine the condom use practices among Army women and determine reasons for use and disuse of condoms in this population. Theoretical Framework: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at pandemic proportions and women are disproportionately affected in incidence and from the consequences of acquiring them. Since many STIs are incurable or becoming antibiotic resistant, promotion of safer sexual practices is paramount. Data presented here are a secondary analysis of a larger study to develop an intervention using Johnson's theory of self-regulation and self-efficacy to promote sustained condom use and safer sexual practices in this population. To promote sustained condom use in an intervention reasons why condoms are used or not used needed to be explored. Subjects: Army women (N=131) from military posts around the country participated in the study. They ranged in age from 18-68 years (M = 29.5, SD = 14.4). The sample was of mixed ethnicity; although over half were Caucasian (52.5%). The majority of women had participated in vaginal sex (93.1%) with an average age of debut of 17 years (M =17.2; SD = 2.5) and an average number of lifetime vaginal sexual partners of 9 (M =9.2 SD = 8.8). Methods: Questionnaires were distributed by the units and returned directly to the principal investigator. Participants completed a series of anonymous open-and closed-ended questions regarding their experiences with condoms, reasons for use and disuse. Closed-ended questions were analyzed with descriptive statistics and open-ended responses were content analyzed (McLaughlin & Marascuilo, 1990). Results: Regular condom use was low for vaginal (M = 1.7; SD = 1.5), oral (M = 0.3; SD =.00), and anal (M = 1.2; SD = .00) intercourse (1 = never to 4 = always). The most often cited major themes from open-ended responses of why women liked using condoms included peace of mind, protection, ease of use. The most cited major themes for problems and subsequent disuse included irritation/inflammation, breakage, improper fit, ruining the moment. Conclusions: Results can help practitioners tailor current education programs to the needs of this population.
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.titleCondom Use Among Army Women: Reasons for Use and Disuseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161054-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Condom Use Among Army Women: Reasons for Use and Disuse</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">2007</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-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON - 354 Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA</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">S. Green and N. Ryan-Wenger, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To examine the condom use practices among Army women and determine reasons for use and disuse of condoms in this population. Theoretical Framework: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at pandemic proportions and women are disproportionately affected in incidence and from the consequences of acquiring them. Since many STIs are incurable or becoming antibiotic resistant, promotion of safer sexual practices is paramount. Data presented here are a secondary analysis of a larger study to develop an intervention using Johnson's theory of self-regulation and self-efficacy to promote sustained condom use and safer sexual practices in this population. To promote sustained condom use in an intervention reasons why condoms are used or not used needed to be explored. Subjects: Army women (N=131) from military posts around the country participated in the study. They ranged in age from 18-68 years (M = 29.5, SD = 14.4). The sample was of mixed ethnicity; although over half were Caucasian (52.5%). The majority of women had participated in vaginal sex (93.1%) with an average age of debut of 17 years (M =17.2; SD = 2.5) and an average number of lifetime vaginal sexual partners of 9 (M =9.2 SD = 8.8). Methods: Questionnaires were distributed by the units and returned directly to the principal investigator. Participants completed a series of anonymous open-and closed-ended questions regarding their experiences with condoms, reasons for use and disuse. Closed-ended questions were analyzed with descriptive statistics and open-ended responses were content analyzed (McLaughlin &amp; Marascuilo, 1990). Results: Regular condom use was low for vaginal (M = 1.7; SD = 1.5), oral (M = 0.3; SD =.00), and anal (M = 1.2; SD = .00) intercourse (1 = never to 4 = always). The most often cited major themes from open-ended responses of why women liked using condoms included peace of mind, protection, ease of use. The most cited major themes for problems and subsequent disuse included irritation/inflammation, breakage, improper fit, ruining the moment. Conclusions: Results can help practitioners tailor current education programs to the needs of this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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