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Attitudes, knowledge, and behavior regarding condom use in urban black adolescent males.
Adolescence. 1994 Spring; 29(113):13-26.A

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine male adolescent behavior, attitudes, and knowledge concerning the use of condoms. Subjects were 241 sexually active black adolescent males attending an inner-city adolescent medicine clinic who were surveyed using a structured interview technique. Factors associated with condom use included higher grade level, > or = 2 sexual partners in the past six months, communication about contraception with sexual partner(s), desire for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention when contracepting, and parental suggestion to use condoms. Variables not associated with condom use included older age, minimal level of knowledge about condom use, history of having impregnated a partner or of having contracted an STD, desire for pregnancy prevention, suggestion by friends to use condoms, or partner dissatisfaction with condoms. Using multivariate logistic regression analysis, the following variables in combination were able to correctly classify respondents as condom users or nonusers in 74% of cases: higher knowledge score, reported communication about contraception with one's partner(s), > or = 2 partners in the past six months, and higher socioeconomic status. These findings suggest that, for the study population, interventions directed toward improving knowledge about condoms, school achievement, and communication with parents and partners may be effective in increasing condom use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md. 21287-2530.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8036971

Citation

Wilson, M D., et al. "Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior Regarding Condom Use in Urban Black Adolescent Males." Adolescence, vol. 29, no. 113, 1994, pp. 13-26.
Wilson MD, Kastrinakis M, D'Angelo LJ, et al. Attitudes, knowledge, and behavior regarding condom use in urban black adolescent males. Adolescence. 1994;29(113):13-26.
Wilson, M. D., Kastrinakis, M., D'Angelo, L. J., & Getson, P. (1994). Attitudes, knowledge, and behavior regarding condom use in urban black adolescent males. Adolescence, 29(113), 13-26.
Wilson MD, et al. Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior Regarding Condom Use in Urban Black Adolescent Males. Adolescence. 1994;29(113):13-26. PubMed PMID: 8036971.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Attitudes, knowledge, and behavior regarding condom use in urban black adolescent males. AU - Wilson,M D, AU - Kastrinakis,M, AU - D'Angelo,L J, AU - Getson,P, PY - 1994/1/1/pubmed PY - 1994/1/1/medline PY - 1994/1/1/entrez KW - Acceptor Characteristics--men KW - Acceptors KW - Adolescents KW - Adolescents, Male KW - Age Factors KW - Americas KW - Attitude KW - Barrier Methods KW - Behavior KW - Biology KW - Blacks KW - Condom KW - Contraception KW - Contraceptive Methods KW - Contraceptive Usage--determinants KW - Correlation Studies KW - Cultural Background KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - District Of Columbia KW - Economic Factors KW - Educational Status--men KW - Ethnic Groups KW - Family Planning KW - Family Planning Programs KW - Interpersonal Relations KW - Knowledge KW - Multiple Partners--men KW - Nonacceptor Characteristics--men KW - Nonacceptors KW - North America KW - Northern America KW - Partner Communication KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Premarital Sex Behavior--men KW - Psychological Factors KW - Research Methodology KW - Risk Factors--men KW - Risk Reduction Behavior KW - Sex Behavior KW - Sexual Partners KW - Socioeconomic Factors KW - Socioeconomic Status--men KW - Statistical Studies KW - Studies KW - United States KW - Urban Population KW - Youth SP - 13 EP - 26 JF - Adolescence JO - Adolescence VL - 29 IS - 113 N2 - This study was conducted to determine male adolescent behavior, attitudes, and knowledge concerning the use of condoms. Subjects were 241 sexually active black adolescent males attending an inner-city adolescent medicine clinic who were surveyed using a structured interview technique. Factors associated with condom use included higher grade level, > or = 2 sexual partners in the past six months, communication about contraception with sexual partner(s), desire for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention when contracepting, and parental suggestion to use condoms. Variables not associated with condom use included older age, minimal level of knowledge about condom use, history of having impregnated a partner or of having contracted an STD, desire for pregnancy prevention, suggestion by friends to use condoms, or partner dissatisfaction with condoms. Using multivariate logistic regression analysis, the following variables in combination were able to correctly classify respondents as condom users or nonusers in 74% of cases: higher knowledge score, reported communication about contraception with one's partner(s), > or = 2 partners in the past six months, and higher socioeconomic status. These findings suggest that, for the study population, interventions directed toward improving knowledge about condoms, school achievement, and communication with parents and partners may be effective in increasing condom use. SN - 0001-8449 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8036971/Attitudes_knowledge_and_behavior_regarding_condom_use_in_urban_black_adolescent_males_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/teenmentalhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -