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Differences between men and women in condom use, attitudes, and skills in substance abuse treatment seekers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23414501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: For substance abuse treatment-seekers engaging in high risk sexual behavior, their inconsistent condom use may be related to their condom use attitudes and skills.
OBJECTIVE: This study compared treatment-seeking male and female substance abusers in their reported barriers to condom use and condom use skills.
METHODS: Men and women (N = 1,105) enrolled in two multi-site HIV risk reduction studies were administered the Condom Barriers Scale, Condom Use Skills, and an audio computer-assisted structured interview assessing sexual risk behavior.
RESULTS: Men endorsed more barriers to condom use, especially on the Effects on Sexual Experience factor. For both men and women, stronger endorsement of barriers to condom use was associated with less use of condoms. However, the difference between condom users and non-users in endorsement of condom barriers in general is greater for men than women, especially for those who report having casual partners.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings support the need to focus on gender-specific barriers to condom use in HIV/STI prevention interventions, especially risk behavior intervention techniques that address sexual experience with condoms.
SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: Results provide additional information about the treatment and prevention needs of treatment-seeking men and women.
Donald A Calsyn; Michelle Peavy; Elizabeth A Wells; Aimee N C Campbell; Mary A Hatch-Maillette; Shelly F Greenfield; Susan Tross
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1521-0391     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Addict     Publication Date:    2013 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-18     Completed Date:  2013-12-16     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208821     Medline TA:  Am J Addict     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
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MeSH Terms
Health Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Sex Characteristics
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*
Unsafe Sex / psychology
Grant Support
2K24DA019855/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K24 DA019855/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K24 DA019855-03/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K24 DA022412/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013035/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013035-08/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013038/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013038-07/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013043/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013043-07/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013045/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013045-07/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013711-05/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013714/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013714-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013727/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013727-06/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA013732-10/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA015815/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA015815-10/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA015831/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA015831-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA015833-02/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13035/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13038/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13043/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13045/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13711/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13714/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13727/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA13732/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA15831/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U10 DA15833/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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