Measuring the adoption of consistent use of condoms using the stages of change model

Daniel J. Schnell, Christine Galavotti, Martin Fishbein, Darius K S Chan, Anne Freeman, David L. Cohn, Nancy H. Corby, Susan Tross, Robert Wood

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Abstract

THE STAGES OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE MODEL has been used to understand a variety of health behaviors. Since consistent condom use has been promoted as a risk-reduction behavior for prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, an algorithm for staging the adoption of consistent condom use during vaginal sex was empirically developed using three considerations: HIV prevention efficacy, analogy with work on staging other health-related behaviors, and condom use data from groups at high risk for HIV infection. This algorithm suggests that the adoption of consistent condom use among persons at high risk can be meaningfully measured with the model. However, variations in the algorithm details affect both the interpretation of stages and apportionment of persons across stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Health Reports
Volume111
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Oct 14 1996

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Schnell, D. J., Galavotti, C., Fishbein, M., Chan, D. K. S., Freeman, A., Cohn, D. L., Corby, N. H., Tross, S., & Wood, R. (1996). Measuring the adoption of consistent use of condoms using the stages of change model. Public Health Reports, 111(SUPPL. 1), 59-68.