Predictors of condom use among men enrolled in drug treatment programs.


This study identified predictors of condom use and developed a model of condom use in a sample of men (n = 324) enrolled in drug treatment. Utilizing a series of logistic regression analyses reported condom use was predicted by possession of condoms, future intention to use condoms, future intention to increase condom use, having a high-risk partner, low Condom Barriers Scale scores, being unmarried and ethnic minority status. A probit path analysis revealed the following model of condom use among men in drug treatment: Taking condoms from clinic stocks was the best predictor of condom possession, which in turn was the best predictor of condom use. These study findings identify condom availability in treatment programs as an important risk reduction intervention. Treatment programs can apply these predictors of condom use to better identify individuals at risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections to better target prevention interventions.

DOI: 10.1521/aeap.2009.21.5.460

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@article{Song2009PredictorsOC, title={Predictors of condom use among men enrolled in drug treatment programs.}, author={Yong Soo Song and Donald A. Calsyn and Suzanne R Doyle and Rhodri Dierst-Davies and Techieh Chen and James I L Sorensen}, journal={AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education}, year={2009}, volume={21 5}, pages={460-73} }