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NCJ Number: NCJ 241779     Find in a Library
Title: Correlates of Condom Self-Efficacy in an Incarcerated Juvenile Population
Journal: Journal of Correctional Health Care  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:January 2013  Pages:27 to 35
Author(s): Sharon Tsay, M.D. ; Gwendolyn Childs, Ph.D., R.N. ; Dayna Cook-Heard, MAEd ; Marsha Sturdevant, M.D.
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 9
Document: HTML 
Type: Case Study
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: 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.
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. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention ; Adolescent males ; Sexually transmitted diseases ; Adolescents at risk ; Alabama
   
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