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Measuring perceived barriers to condom use: psychometric evaluation of the Condom Barriers Scale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10539985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A programmatic series of three studies developed and evaluated the Condom Barriers Scale (CBS), an instrument measuring women s perceived barriers to condom use for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Following item generation and selection, Study 1 evaluated the CBS in a sample of minority women (N = 178), reduced the number of items, assessed the factor structure, evaluated the internal consistency, and explored the convergent validity of the CBS. In Study 2, the CBS was administered to a cross-validation sample (N = 278). Confirmatory factor analysis and internal consistency were compared against the original sample and construct, criterion, and discriminant validity were assessed. In Study 3 (N = 30), temporal stability of the CBS was evaluated. The resulting instrument appears to have sound psychometric properties and can be used to measure a key construct in the leading theoretical models of health behavior for which a measure with known psychometric properties previously has not been available.
J S St Lawrence; A P Chapdelaine; J G Devieux; R E O'Bannon; T L Brasfield; G D Eldridge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Assessment     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1073-1911     ISO Abbreviation:  Assessment     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-31     Completed Date:  2000-01-31     Revised Date:  2009-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431219     Medline TA:  Assessment     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centers for Disease Control and Jackson State University, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Attitude to Health / ethnology*
Condoms / utilization*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Health Behavior / ethnology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Middle Aged
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Sexual Behavior / ethnology*
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control
Urban Health
Women / education*,  psychology*
Grant Support

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