Young adults' attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings

Carol A. Ford, James Jaccard, Susan G. Millstein, Claire I. Viadro, Jennifer L. Eaton, William C. Miller

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this paper was to elicit attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings. Telephone interviews were conducted with 120 black, Latino, and white young adults aged 18 to 25 years. Data were analyzed with descriptive frequencies and content analyses. Most (73%) reported people their age would use self-test urine STD kits if available. Perceived advantages were privacy and convenience. Disadvantages included not having an immediate "face-to-face" discussion with a medical professional about positive tests. Young adults report a range of attitudes, beliefs, and feelings that may influence the success of efforts to screen for curable STDs in nonclinic settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-269
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

Fingerprint

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Young Adult
Emotions
Privacy
Hispanic Americans
Urine
Interviews

Keywords

  • Chlamydia
  • Community outreach
  • Confidentiality
  • Gonorrhea
  • Health services accessibility
  • Privacy
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

Young adults' attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings. / Ford, Carol A.; Jaccard, James; Millstein, Susan G.; Viadro, Claire I.; Eaton, Jennifer L.; Miller, William C.

In: Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 34, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 266-269.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ford, Carol A. ; Jaccard, James ; Millstein, Susan G. ; Viadro, Claire I. ; Eaton, Jennifer L. ; Miller, William C. / Young adults' attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings. In: Journal of Adolescent Health. 2004 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 266-269.
@article{a78861ddd32447d5a6b4f695056cfd66,
title = "Young adults' attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings",
abstract = "Abstract The purpose of this paper was to elicit attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings. Telephone interviews were conducted with 120 black, Latino, and white young adults aged 18 to 25 years. Data were analyzed with descriptive frequencies and content analyses. Most (73{\%}) reported people their age would use self-test urine STD kits if available. Perceived advantages were privacy and convenience. Disadvantages included not having an immediate {"}face-to-face{"} discussion with a medical professional about positive tests. Young adults report a range of attitudes, beliefs, and feelings that may influence the success of efforts to screen for curable STDs in nonclinic settings.",
keywords = "Chlamydia, Community outreach, Confidentiality, Gonorrhea, Health services accessibility, Privacy, Sexually transmitted diseases",
author = "Ford, {Carol A.} and James Jaccard and Millstein, {Susan G.} and Viadro, {Claire I.} and Eaton, {Jennifer L.} and Miller, {William C.}",
year = "2004",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1016/j.jadohealth.2003.07.013",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "266--269",
journal = "Journal of Adolescent Health",
issn = "1054-139X",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Young adults' attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings

AU - Ford, Carol A.

AU - Jaccard, James

AU - Millstein, Susan G.

AU - Viadro, Claire I.

AU - Eaton, Jennifer L.

AU - Miller, William C.

PY - 2004/4

Y1 - 2004/4

N2 - Abstract The purpose of this paper was to elicit attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings. Telephone interviews were conducted with 120 black, Latino, and white young adults aged 18 to 25 years. Data were analyzed with descriptive frequencies and content analyses. Most (73%) reported people their age would use self-test urine STD kits if available. Perceived advantages were privacy and convenience. Disadvantages included not having an immediate "face-to-face" discussion with a medical professional about positive tests. Young adults report a range of attitudes, beliefs, and feelings that may influence the success of efforts to screen for curable STDs in nonclinic settings.

AB - Abstract The purpose of this paper was to elicit attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings. Telephone interviews were conducted with 120 black, Latino, and white young adults aged 18 to 25 years. Data were analyzed with descriptive frequencies and content analyses. Most (73%) reported people their age would use self-test urine STD kits if available. Perceived advantages were privacy and convenience. Disadvantages included not having an immediate "face-to-face" discussion with a medical professional about positive tests. Young adults report a range of attitudes, beliefs, and feelings that may influence the success of efforts to screen for curable STDs in nonclinic settings.

KW - Chlamydia

KW - Community outreach

KW - Confidentiality

KW - Gonorrhea

KW - Health services accessibility

KW - Privacy

KW - Sexually transmitted diseases

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=1642302294&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=1642302294&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2003.07.013

DO - 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2003.07.013

M3 - Article

VL - 34

SP - 266

EP - 269

JO - Journal of Adolescent Health

JF - Journal of Adolescent Health

SN - 1054-139X

IS - 4

ER -