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HIV & Safer Sex: Stages of Change for Condom Use

 

Definition of Sex: First, "sex" is defined here as referring to vaginal sex only or either vaginal or anal sex.

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PC

C

PR

A

M

When you had sex, how often did you use condoms in the past 30 days?

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Never; Almost never; Sometimes; Almost every time

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Never; Almost never; Sometimes; Almost every time

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Never; Almost never; Sometimes;

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Almost every time

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Every time

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Every time

For how long have you been using condoms every time?

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Less than 6 months

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6 months or more

Are you considering starting to use condoms every time within the next 6 months?

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No

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Yes

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Yes

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Yes

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Are you planning to start using condoms every time within the next 30 days?

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No

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Yes

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Yes

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1 Item content is simplified slightly here. Actual items, order and skip patterns are available on request.

2 PC – Precontemplation; C – Contemplation; PR – Preparation; A – Action; M – Maintenance.

 

References

(Adapted from) Brown-Peterside P., Redding C.A., Ren L., & Koblin B.A. (2000). Acceptability of a stage-matched expert system intervention to increase condom use among women at high risk of HIV infection in New York City. AIDS Education and Prevention, 12(2), 171-181.

 

 

 

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