Why communication is crucial: meta-analysis of the relationship between safer sexual communication and condom use.

@article{Noar2006WhyCI,
  title={Why communication is crucial: meta-analysis of the relationship between safer sexual communication and condom use.},
  author={Seth M. Noar and Kellie Carlyle and C. Cole},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={365-90}
}
The purpose of this study was to quantitatively synthesize the growing literature on the relationship between safer sexual communication (SSC) among sexual partners and condom use, and to systematically examine a number of conceptual and methodological moderators of this relationship. Data from 53 articles published in 27 journals met criteria for the study. Fifty-five independent effect sizes coded from samples totaling N=18,529 were meta-analyzed. Results indicate that the mean sample-size… CONTINUE READING