Sexual abstinence and the Sexual Abstinence Behavior Scale.

  title={Sexual abstinence and the Sexual Abstinence Behavior Scale.},
  author={Anne E. Norris and Leslie F. Clark and Sondra Magnus},
  journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners},
  volume={17 3},
INTRODUCTION Nurses may choose to promote sexual abstinence, particularly when they are working with young adolescents. However, it is difficult to know how to intervene because sexual abstinence has not been well defined in the literature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometrics of a four-item measure of sexual abstinence behavior (the SABS) that both registered nurses and advanced practice nurses may find useful in their practice. METHOD African American, middle school… CONTINUE READING