Correct condom application among African-American adolescent females: the relationship to perceived self-efficacy and the association to confirmed STDs.

@article{Crosby2001CorrectCA,
  title={Correct condom application among African-American adolescent females: the relationship to perceived self-efficacy and the association to confirmed STDs.},
  author={Richard Crosby and Ralph DiClemente and Gina M. Wingood and C Kristin Sion{\'e}an and Brenda K Cobb and Karen P Harrington and Susan L. Davies and Edward W. Hook and Mina K. Oh},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={194-9}
}
PURPOSE To assess condom application ability and the relationship between perceived ability and demonstrated ability. Also, to examine the association between high-demonstrated condom application ability and recent sexual risk behaviors and laboratory-diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among African-American adolescent females. METHODS A purposeful sample of sexually active African-American females (n = 522) completed a structured interview and provided vaginal swab specimens for… CONTINUE READING

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