BEHAVIOURAL TRAINING IN PARTNER COMMUNICATION AND CORRECT CONDOM USE SKILLS

  • Susana Robles Montijo
  • Diana Moreno Rodríguez
  • Beatriz Frías Arroyo
  • Martha Rodríguez Cervantes
  • Rodolfo Barroso Villegas
  • Eugenio Díaz González
  • Anaya Díaz González
  • María de Lourdes Rodríguez Campuzano
  • Rocío Hernández Pozo
Keywords: behavioral training, sexual communication skills, correct condom use, university students, HIV/AIDS prevention

Abstract

This study assessed the effects of sexual communication and condom use skills training on 50 sexually active college students’ consistent condom use. In vivo sexual communication and condom use skills postintervention assessments showed that intervention group participants acquired the skills trained and were significantly better than control group participant in openly talking about sex (p<.01), negotiating condom use (p<.01) and correctly using it (p<.001). The condom use indirect measures showed an increment on intervention group in condom use in the last sexual intercourse and consistent condom use, however, there was no statistical significance between groups in condom use for general sexual relationship (p=.869), the last sexual intercourse they recalled (p=.311), and consistent condom use (p=.082). Neither of the three trained target behavioral skills were correlated with any of the self-report condom use measures. Based on these findings this paper questions the validity of indirect measures of condom use and highlights the need to include behavioural measures and training of correct condom use and its relation to condom negotiation skills as part of any intervention program related to HIV/AIDS prevention.

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Author Biographies

Susana Robles Montijo
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Diana Moreno Rodríguez
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Beatriz Frías Arroyo
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Martha Rodríguez Cervantes
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Rodolfo Barroso Villegas
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Eugenio Díaz González
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Anaya Díaz González
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
María de Lourdes Rodríguez Campuzano
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Rocío Hernández Pozo
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
How to Cite
Robles Montijo, S., Moreno Rodríguez, D., Frías Arroyo, B., Rodríguez Cervantes, M., Barroso Villegas, R., Díaz González, E., Díaz González, A., Rodríguez Campuzano, M. de L., & Hernández Pozo, R. (1). BEHAVIOURAL TRAINING IN PARTNER COMMUNICATION AND CORRECT CONDOM USE SKILLS. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 22(1), 60-71. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/26471
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology

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