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Measurement of microbicide acceptability among U.S. adolescent girls.
Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Jun; 34(6):362-6.ST

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE

Topical microbicides will only be effective if they are acceptable to potential users. The purpose of this study is to develop a scale to evaluate characteristics and aspects of topical microbicides that are important to adolescent girls.

STUDY DESIGN

Girls (n = 207) completed a questionnaire on perceptions of microbicide-like products.

RESULTS

A principal components factor analysis with a varimax rotation produced a 6-factor solution. The mean factor scores suggested that girls saw the products positively. Age was positively correlated with "comparison to condoms" and "comfort while using" factor scores and inversely correlated with "negative impact on interpersonal relationships" factor score. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) history was related to higher scores on the "health benefits" and "pleasure" factors. Age, race/ethnicity, and STI history were not related to the other factor scores.

CONCLUSION

The current scale shows promise in assessment of microbicide acceptability, and in general, girls expressed positive views about microbicides.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17038964

Citation

Short, Mary B., et al. "Measurement of Microbicide Acceptability Among U.S. Adolescent Girls." Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 34, no. 6, 2007, pp. 362-6.
Short MB, Perfect MM, Auslander BA, et al. Measurement of microbicide acceptability among U.S. adolescent girls. Sex Transm Dis. 2007;34(6):362-6.
Short, M. B., Perfect, M. M., Auslander, B. A., Devellis, R. F., & Rosenthal, S. L. (2007). Measurement of microbicide acceptability among U.S. adolescent girls. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 34(6), 362-6.
Short MB, et al. Measurement of Microbicide Acceptability Among U.S. Adolescent Girls. Sex Transm Dis. 2007;34(6):362-6. PubMed PMID: 17038964.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measurement of microbicide acceptability among U.S. adolescent girls. AU - Short,Mary B, AU - Perfect,Michelle M, AU - Auslander,Beth A, AU - Devellis,Robert F, AU - Rosenthal,Susan L, PY - 2006/10/14/pubmed PY - 2007/6/29/medline PY - 2006/10/14/entrez SP - 362 EP - 6 JF - Sexually transmitted diseases JO - Sex Transm Dis VL - 34 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Topical microbicides will only be effective if they are acceptable to potential users. The purpose of this study is to develop a scale to evaluate characteristics and aspects of topical microbicides that are important to adolescent girls. STUDY DESIGN: Girls (n = 207) completed a questionnaire on perceptions of microbicide-like products. RESULTS: A principal components factor analysis with a varimax rotation produced a 6-factor solution. The mean factor scores suggested that girls saw the products positively. Age was positively correlated with "comparison to condoms" and "comfort while using" factor scores and inversely correlated with "negative impact on interpersonal relationships" factor score. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) history was related to higher scores on the "health benefits" and "pleasure" factors. Age, race/ethnicity, and STI history were not related to the other factor scores. CONCLUSION: The current scale shows promise in assessment of microbicide acceptability, and in general, girls expressed positive views about microbicides. SN - 0148-5717 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17038964/Measurement_of_microbicide_acceptability_among_U_S__adolescent_girls_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.olq.0000243619.51895.bd DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -