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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 27, No. 3, 2009, pp. 406-413
Bioline Code: hn09039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2009, pp. 406-413

 en Condom- use Skills Checklist: A Proxy for Assessing Condom-use Knowledge and Skills When Direct Observation Is Not Possible
Stanton, B.; Deveaux, L.; Lunn, S.; Yu, S.; Brathwaite, N.; Li, X; Cottrell, L.; Harris, C.; Clemens, R. & Marshall, S.


Because of the continued importance of correct condom-use in controlling the HIV epidemic and the limited availability of tools for assessing correct condom-use, methods for assessing condom-application skills, especially when direct observation is not feasible, are needed. Accordingly, in the context of a high-risk population (The Bahamas) for HIV, a 17-item scale-the Condom-use Skills Checklist (CUSC)-was developed for use among young adolescents and adults. The rationale and approach to developing the scale and some measures of internal consistency, construct validity, and criterion-related validity have been described. It is concluded that the scale offers a reasonable alternative to direct observation among older subjects and that further development may make it more useful among pre-adolescents.

Condom-use; Interventions; Knowledge; Scale; Skills; Bahamas

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