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Microbicide applicators: understanding design preferences among women in the dominican republic and South Africa.
Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Jan; 34(1):15-9.ST

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this study were to prioritize applicator design attributes among women in the Dominican Republic and South Africa, and to determine how preferences differed based on sociodemographic variables.

GOAL

The goal was to identify acceptable microbicide applicator designs in 2 low-resource settings.

STUDY DESIGN

We surveyed 895 women, randomly sampled from clinics in the Dominican Republic (n = 449) and South Africa (n = 446), with questions on sociodemographics, applicator attribute preferences, and price/design tradeoffs.

RESULTS

Single-use design was the most valued attribute, and reusable design and low price were the least valued attributes in both populations. Preference for single-use design was associated with concern about reusable applicators spreading germs, secondary or higher education, older age, having children, and perception of moderate to high HIV risk.

CONCLUSIONS

Acceptability factors related to microbicide delivery mechanisms should continue to be evaluated among potential microbicide users to directly inform product development and introduction of microbicides.

Authors+Show Affiliations

PATH, Seattle, Washington, USA. jcohen@path.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16691157

Citation

Cohen, Jessica A., et al. "Microbicide Applicators: Understanding Design Preferences Among Women in the Dominican Republic and South Africa." Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 34, no. 1, 2007, pp. 15-9.
Cohen JA, Steele MS, Ureña FI, et al. Microbicide applicators: understanding design preferences among women in the dominican republic and South Africa. Sex Transm Dis. 2007;34(1):15-9.
Cohen, J. A., Steele, M. S., Ureña, F. I., & Beksinska, M. E. (2007). Microbicide applicators: understanding design preferences among women in the dominican republic and South Africa. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 34(1), 15-9.
Cohen JA, et al. Microbicide Applicators: Understanding Design Preferences Among Women in the Dominican Republic and South Africa. Sex Transm Dis. 2007;34(1):15-9. PubMed PMID: 16691157.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Microbicide applicators: understanding design preferences among women in the dominican republic and South Africa. AU - Cohen,Jessica A, AU - Steele,Matthew S, AU - Ureña,Francisco I Cáceres, AU - Beksinska,Mags E, PY - 2006/5/13/pubmed PY - 2007/2/9/medline PY - 2006/5/13/entrez SP - 15 EP - 9 JF - Sexually transmitted diseases JO - Sex Transm Dis VL - 34 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to prioritize applicator design attributes among women in the Dominican Republic and South Africa, and to determine how preferences differed based on sociodemographic variables. GOAL: The goal was to identify acceptable microbicide applicator designs in 2 low-resource settings. STUDY DESIGN: We surveyed 895 women, randomly sampled from clinics in the Dominican Republic (n = 449) and South Africa (n = 446), with questions on sociodemographics, applicator attribute preferences, and price/design tradeoffs. RESULTS: Single-use design was the most valued attribute, and reusable design and low price were the least valued attributes in both populations. Preference for single-use design was associated with concern about reusable applicators spreading germs, secondary or higher education, older age, having children, and perception of moderate to high HIV risk. CONCLUSIONS: Acceptability factors related to microbicide delivery mechanisms should continue to be evaluated among potential microbicide users to directly inform product development and introduction of microbicides. SN - 0148-5717 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16691157/Microbicide_applicators:_understanding_design_preferences_among_women_in_the_dominican_republic_and_South_Africa_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.olq.0000218877.92778.fe DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -