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J Correct Health Care. 2013 Jan;19(1):27-35. doi: 10.1177/1078345812458090. Epub 2012 Nov 19.

Correlates of condom self-efficacy in an incarcerated juvenile population.

Tsay S, Childs G, Cook-Heard D, Sturdevant M.

Source

Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to enhance awareness of modes of HIV transmission and increase HIV/sexually transmitted diseases (STD) prevention efforts for incarcerated youth through use of an HIV/STD prevention program guided by the Making Proud Choices! curriculum. A convenience sample of 662 youth aged 13 to 18 was recruited from Alabama juvenile detention facilities. Participants took part in three 2-hour sessions. Baseline and postintervention data were collected. There was no significant difference between males and females in intent to use condoms at baseline and postintervention. Intent to use condoms was the most influential predictor of condom self-efficacy. However, there was little change in condom self-efficacy among males and females at baseline and postintervention.

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