Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use: Is it good enough?

Sinead N. Younge, Laura F. Salazar, Richard F. Crosby, Ralph J. DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood, Eve Rose

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Abstract

Condom use at last sex is a widely used indicator in sexual behavior research; however, there is little empirical research validating this indicator. This study examined whether a single-event recall period (the last time coitus occurred) was consistent with longer recall periods (14 days and 60 days) for a sample of African American adolescent females (N = 566). The findings from this study demonstrate that condom use at last coitus is a valid proxy for condom use behaviors spanning longer time periods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-931
Number of pages5
JournalAdolescence
Volume43
Issue number172
StatePublished - Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Younge, S. N., Salazar, L. F., Crosby, R. F., DiClemente, R. J., Wingood, G. M., & Rose, E. (2008). Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use: Is it good enough? Adolescence, 43(172), 927-931.