Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use: Is it good enough?

Sinead N. Younge, Laura F. Salazar, Richard F. Crosby, Ralph DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood, Eve Rose

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Abstract

Condom use at last sex is a widely used indicator in sexual behavior research; however, there is little empirical research validating this indicator. This study examined whether a single-event recall period (the last time coitus occurred) was consistent with longer recall periods (14 days and 60 days) for a sample of African American adolescent females (N = 566). The findings from this study demonstrate that condom use at last coitus is a valid proxy for condom use behaviors spanning longer time periods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-931
Number of pages5
JournalAdolescence
Volume43
Issue number172
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Younge, S. N., Salazar, L. F., Crosby, R. F., DiClemente, R., Wingood, G. M., & Rose, E. (2008). Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use: Is it good enough? Adolescence, 43(172), 927-931.

Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use : Is it good enough? / Younge, Sinead N.; Salazar, Laura F.; Crosby, Richard F.; DiClemente, Ralph; Wingood, Gina M.; Rose, Eve.

In: Adolescence, Vol. 43, No. 172, 01.12.2008, p. 927-931.

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Younge, SN, Salazar, LF, Crosby, RF, DiClemente, R, Wingood, GM & Rose, E 2008, 'Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use: Is it good enough?', Adolescence, vol. 43, no. 172, pp. 927-931.
Younge SN, Salazar LF, Crosby RF, DiClemente R, Wingood GM, Rose E. Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use: Is it good enough? Adolescence. 2008 Dec 1;43(172):927-931.
Younge, Sinead N. ; Salazar, Laura F. ; Crosby, Richard F. ; DiClemente, Ralph ; Wingood, Gina M. ; Rose, Eve. / Condom use at last sex as a proxy for other measures of condom use : Is it good enough?. In: Adolescence. 2008 ; Vol. 43, No. 172. pp. 927-931.
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