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Beneficial but not sufficient: effects of condom packaging instructions on condom use skills.

Lindemann DF, Harbke CR, Huntoon A - Psychol Res Behav Manag (2012)

Bottom Line: Participants who read the condom instructions did not perform significantly better on the demonstration task, F (1, 203) = 2.90, P = 0.09, η(2) = 0.014.At the item level, those who read the condom instructions better performed two of the seven condom use steps correctly.These data suggest that condom packaging instructions do not effectively teach condom use skills.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA.

ABSTRACT
Among those who are sexually active, condom use is the only method of protection against HIV/AIDS. Poor condom skills may lead to condom use failures, which can lead to risk of exposure. Despite the wide availability of condom use instructional leaflets, it is unclear whether these instructions sufficiently teach condom use skills. Ninety-two male and 113 female undergraduates were randomly assigned to a control condition (read non-condom instructions) or a treatment condition (read condom instructions). Participants completed self-report measures related to condom use and performed a condom demonstration task. Participants who read the condom instructions did not perform significantly better on the demonstration task, F (1, 203) = 2.90, P = 0.09, η(2) = 0.014. At the item level, those who read the condom instructions better performed two of the seven condom use steps correctly. These data suggest that condom packaging instructions do not effectively teach condom use skills.

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Those who read the condom packaging instructions performed approximately one-third of an item better on the Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) than those in the control group.Note: This difference was modest (Cohen’s d = 0.23) and non-significant, P = 0.09.
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f1-prbm-5-011: Those who read the condom packaging instructions performed approximately one-third of an item better on the Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) than those in the control group.Note: This difference was modest (Cohen’s d = 0.23) and non-significant, P = 0.09.

Mentions: As can be seen in Figure 1, the mean MOCUS score among those in the Packaging Instructions Group was higher than that in the Control Group. This difference was modest and amounted to an average of approximately one-third of a MOCUS item better performance for the Packaging Instructions Group (ie, approximately one-quarter of a standard deviation) and was non-significant (F[1, 203] = 2.90, P = 0.09, η2 = 0.014). The proportion of participants who correctly performed each MOCUS item provides greater detail regarding this mean difference.


Beneficial but not sufficient: effects of condom packaging instructions on condom use skills.

Lindemann DF, Harbke CR, Huntoon A - Psychol Res Behav Manag (2012)

Those who read the condom packaging instructions performed approximately one-third of an item better on the Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) than those in the control group.Note: This difference was modest (Cohen’s d = 0.23) and non-significant, P = 0.09.
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f1-prbm-5-011: Those who read the condom packaging instructions performed approximately one-third of an item better on the Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) than those in the control group.Note: This difference was modest (Cohen’s d = 0.23) and non-significant, P = 0.09.
Mentions: As can be seen in Figure 1, the mean MOCUS score among those in the Packaging Instructions Group was higher than that in the Control Group. This difference was modest and amounted to an average of approximately one-third of a MOCUS item better performance for the Packaging Instructions Group (ie, approximately one-quarter of a standard deviation) and was non-significant (F[1, 203] = 2.90, P = 0.09, η2 = 0.014). The proportion of participants who correctly performed each MOCUS item provides greater detail regarding this mean difference.

Bottom Line: Participants who read the condom instructions did not perform significantly better on the demonstration task, F (1, 203) = 2.90, P = 0.09, η(2) = 0.014.At the item level, those who read the condom instructions better performed two of the seven condom use steps correctly.These data suggest that condom packaging instructions do not effectively teach condom use skills.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA.

ABSTRACT
Among those who are sexually active, condom use is the only method of protection against HIV/AIDS. Poor condom skills may lead to condom use failures, which can lead to risk of exposure. Despite the wide availability of condom use instructional leaflets, it is unclear whether these instructions sufficiently teach condom use skills. Ninety-two male and 113 female undergraduates were randomly assigned to a control condition (read non-condom instructions) or a treatment condition (read condom instructions). Participants completed self-report measures related to condom use and performed a condom demonstration task. Participants who read the condom instructions did not perform significantly better on the demonstration task, F (1, 203) = 2.90, P = 0.09, η(2) = 0.014. At the item level, those who read the condom instructions better performed two of the seven condom use steps correctly. These data suggest that condom packaging instructions do not effectively teach condom use skills.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus