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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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Relative risk ratios (RR) for each Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) item by gender.Notes: Error bars represent the 95% confidence interval. Risk ratio (RR) above one (solid vertical line) indicate better performance among those in the Packaging Instructions Group, RRs around one indicate no difference between groups, and RRs below one indicate better performance in the Control Group. The overlapping confidence intervals for all seven MOCUS items suggests that the effect of reading condom packaging instructions was similar for both genders. MOCUS items have been abbreviated for presentation; see Table 2 for complete items.
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f2-prbm-5-011: Relative risk ratios (RR) for each Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) item by gender.Notes: Error bars represent the 95% confidence interval. Risk ratio (RR) above one (solid vertical line) indicate better performance among those in the Packaging Instructions Group, RRs around one indicate no difference between groups, and RRs below one indicate better performance in the Control Group. The overlapping confidence intervals for all seven MOCUS items suggests that the effect of reading condom packaging instructions was similar for both genders. MOCUS items have been abbreviated for presentation; see Table 2 for complete items.

Mentions: Reading the packaging instructions had a similar impact for men and women when viewed item-by-item as well. Figure 2 displays the RRs comparing the proportion of participants in the Packaging Instructions Group who successfully performed each item relative to control participants for both men and women. As can be seen in Figure 2, the RRs are similar for all seven MOCUS items, and the 95% confidence intervals display considerable overlap between genders.


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

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

Relative risk ratios (RR) for each Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) item by gender.Notes: Error bars represent the 95% confidence interval. Risk ratio (RR) above one (solid vertical line) indicate better performance among those in the Packaging Instructions Group, RRs around one indicate no difference between groups, and RRs below one indicate better performance in the Control Group. The overlapping confidence intervals for all seven MOCUS items suggests that the effect of reading condom packaging instructions was similar for both genders. MOCUS items have been abbreviated for presentation; see Table 2 for complete items.
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f2-prbm-5-011: Relative risk ratios (RR) for each Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS) item by gender.Notes: Error bars represent the 95% confidence interval. Risk ratio (RR) above one (solid vertical line) indicate better performance among those in the Packaging Instructions Group, RRs around one indicate no difference between groups, and RRs below one indicate better performance in the Control Group. The overlapping confidence intervals for all seven MOCUS items suggests that the effect of reading condom packaging instructions was similar for both genders. MOCUS items have been abbreviated for presentation; see Table 2 for complete items.
Mentions: Reading the packaging instructions had a similar impact for men and women when viewed item-by-item as well. Figure 2 displays the RRs comparing the proportion of participants in the Packaging Instructions Group who successfully performed each item relative to control participants for both men and women. As can be seen in Figure 2, the RRs are similar for all seven MOCUS items, and the 95% confidence intervals display considerable overlap between genders.

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