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The Validity of Teens' and Young Adults' Self-reported Condom Use

The Validity of Teens' and Young Adults' Self-reported Condom Use ARTICLE The Validity of Teens’ and Young Adults’ Self-reported Condom Use Eve Rose, MSPH; Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD; Gina M. Wingood, ScD, MPH; Jessica McDermott Sales, PhD; Teaniese P. Latham, MPH; Richard A. Crosby, PhD; Jonathan Zenilman, MD; Johan Melendez, MS; James Hardin, PhD Objective: To examine the concordance between teens’ Results: Of participants who reported vaginal sex in the and young adults’ self-reported condom use, assessed past 14 days, 186 reported consistent condom use, de- by audio-computer–assisted self-interviewing, and fined as 100% condom use. Of these, 63 had a positive Y-chromosome polymerase chain reaction (Yc-PCR) Yc-PCR result, indicating detection of the Y chromo- assay, a nondisease marker for detecting the presence of some in the vaginal fluid. Participants who reported con- sperm in vaginal fluid for 14 days after unprotected vagi- sistent condom use with a self-reported history of sexu- nal sex. ally transmitted diseases were 2.4 times more likely to have a positive Yc-PCR result (adjusted odds ratio, 2.4; Design: Randomized trial of a human immunodefi- 95% confidence interval, 1.2-4.8; P=.01). ciency virus prevention program. Only data from base- line (before randomization) were used for this analysis. Conclusions: A significant degree of discordance be- tween self-reports of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2008.509
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19124705
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Abstract

ARTICLE The Validity of Teens’ and Young Adults’ Self-reported Condom Use Eve Rose, MSPH; Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD; Gina M. Wingood, ScD, MPH; Jessica McDermott Sales, PhD; Teaniese P. Latham, MPH; Richard A. Crosby, PhD; Jonathan Zenilman, MD; Johan Melendez, MS; James Hardin, PhD Objective: To examine the concordance between teens’ Results: Of participants who reported vaginal sex in the and young adults’ self-reported condom use, assessed past 14 days, 186 reported consistent condom use, de- by audio-computer–assisted self-interviewing, and fined as 100% condom use. Of these, 63 had a positive Y-chromosome polymerase chain reaction (Yc-PCR) Yc-PCR result, indicating detection of the Y chromo- assay, a nondisease marker for detecting the presence of some in the vaginal fluid. Participants who reported con- sperm in vaginal fluid for 14 days after unprotected vagi- sistent condom use with a self-reported history of sexu- nal sex. ally transmitted diseases were 2.4 times more likely to have a positive Yc-PCR result (adjusted odds ratio, 2.4; Design: Randomized trial of a human immunodefi- 95% confidence interval, 1.2-4.8; P=.01). ciency virus prevention program. Only data from base- line (before randomization) were used for this analysis. Conclusions: A significant degree of discordance be- tween self-reports of

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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