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Factors that influence vulnerability to STDs and HIV/AIDS among Hispanic women.
Health Care Women Int. 2004 Sep; 25(8):761-80.HC

Abstract

Self-esteem, motivation for sexual health, and sexual risk behaviors as indicated by condom use and number of sex partners was explored in a sample of 140 Hispanic women of childbearing age (18-44 years). The researchers used Cox's Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior (IMCHB) as the conceptual framework for the study. They found that 70% (n = 79) of single women reported condom use with their most recent sexual partner, and 49% (n = 55) of single women reported more than one sexual partner in the last 12 months. Self-esteem and motivation for sexual health were significantly associated (r =.42, p =.001), although only the latter was related to condom use among single women (r =.29, p =.01). Women who reported higher self-esteem were less likely to worry about acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Despite public information about STDs, including HIV/AIDS, a proportion of these women and their partners are vulnerable to these diseases. Health promotion implications are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701, USA. eabel@mail.utexas.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15371080

Citation

Abel, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Chambers. "Factors That Influence Vulnerability to STDs and HIV/AIDS Among Hispanic Women." Health Care for Women International, vol. 25, no. 8, 2004, pp. 761-80.
Abel E, Chambers K. Factors that influence vulnerability to STDs and HIV/AIDS among Hispanic women. Health Care Women Int. 2004;25(8):761-80.
Abel, E., & Chambers, K. (2004). Factors that influence vulnerability to STDs and HIV/AIDS among Hispanic women. Health Care for Women International, 25(8), 761-80.
Abel E, Chambers K. Factors That Influence Vulnerability to STDs and HIV/AIDS Among Hispanic Women. Health Care Women Int. 2004;25(8):761-80. PubMed PMID: 15371080.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Factors that influence vulnerability to STDs and HIV/AIDS among Hispanic women. AU - Abel,Elizabeth, AU - Chambers,Kathryn, PY - 2004/9/17/pubmed PY - 2004/10/16/medline PY - 2004/9/17/entrez SP - 761 EP - 80 JF - Health care for women international JO - Health Care Women Int VL - 25 IS - 8 N2 - Self-esteem, motivation for sexual health, and sexual risk behaviors as indicated by condom use and number of sex partners was explored in a sample of 140 Hispanic women of childbearing age (18-44 years). The researchers used Cox's Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior (IMCHB) as the conceptual framework for the study. They found that 70% (n = 79) of single women reported condom use with their most recent sexual partner, and 49% (n = 55) of single women reported more than one sexual partner in the last 12 months. Self-esteem and motivation for sexual health were significantly associated (r =.42, p =.001), although only the latter was related to condom use among single women (r =.29, p =.01). Women who reported higher self-esteem were less likely to worry about acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Despite public information about STDs, including HIV/AIDS, a proportion of these women and their partners are vulnerable to these diseases. Health promotion implications are discussed. SN - 0739-9332 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15371080/Factors_that_influence_vulnerability_to_STDs_and_HIV/AIDS_among_Hispanic_women_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07399330490475601 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -