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Nonmarital sex and condom knowledge among Ethiopian young people: improved estimates using a nonverbal response card

David P Lindstrom, Tefera Belachew Lema UGent, Craig Hadley, Megan Klein Hattori, Dennis Hogan and Fasil Tessema (2010) STUDIES IN FAMILY PLANNING. 41(4). p.251-262
abstract
The accurate assessment of risky sexual behaviors and barriers to condom use is essential to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. This study tests a new nonverbal response-card method for obtaining more accurate responses to sensitive questions in the context of face-to-face interviewer-administered questionnaires in a survey of 1,269 Ethiopian young people aged 13-24. Comparisons of responses between a control group that provided verbal responses and an experimental group that used the card indicate that the prevalence of nonmarital sexual intercourse may be two times higher and knowledge of condom access may be 22 percent lower in the study than typical population-survey methods suggest. These results suggest that our nonverbal response-card method yields less biased estimates of risky adolescent sexual behavior and perceived access to condoms than those derived from conventional face-to-face interviewer-administered surveys, and that this method provides an effective, easy-to-use, low-cost alternative.
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published
subject
keyword
INTERVIEW MODE, SENSITIVE QUESTIONS, HEALTH SURVEYS, RISK BEHAVIOR, UNITED-STATES, HIV, RELIABILITY, EXPERIENCE, BIAS, SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED INFECTION
journal title
STUDIES IN FAMILY PLANNING
Stud. Fam. Plan.
volume
41
issue
4
pages
251 - 262
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000285207100002
JCR category
DEMOGRAPHY
JCR impact factor
1.778 (2010)
JCR rank
4/24 (2010)
JCR quartile
1 (2010)
ISSN
0039-3665
DOI
10.1111/j.1728-4465.2010.00251.x
project
Jimma longitudinal family survey of youth
language
English
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no
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A1
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2122992
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2122992
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2012-05-30 20:47:39
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  abstract     = {The accurate assessment of risky sexual behaviors and barriers to condom use is essential to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. This study tests a new nonverbal response-card method for obtaining more accurate responses to sensitive questions in the context of face-to-face interviewer-administered questionnaires in a survey of 1,269 Ethiopian young people aged 13-24. Comparisons of responses between a control group that provided verbal responses and an experimental group that used the card indicate that the prevalence of nonmarital sexual intercourse may be two times higher and knowledge of condom access may be 22 percent lower in the study than typical population-survey methods suggest. These results suggest that our nonverbal response-card method yields less biased estimates of risky adolescent sexual behavior and perceived access to condoms than those derived from conventional face-to-face interviewer-administered surveys, and that this method provides an effective, easy-to-use, low-cost alternative.},
  author       = {Lindstrom, David P and Lema, Tefera Belachew and Hadley, Craig and Hattori, Megan Klein and Hogan, Dennis and Tessema, Fasil},
  issn         = {0039-3665},
  journal      = {STUDIES IN FAMILY PLANNING},
  keyword      = {INTERVIEW MODE,SENSITIVE QUESTIONS,HEALTH SURVEYS,RISK BEHAVIOR,UNITED-STATES,HIV,RELIABILITY,EXPERIENCE,BIAS,SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED INFECTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {251--262},
  title        = {Nonmarital sex and condom knowledge among Ethiopian young people: improved estimates using a nonverbal response card},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4465.2010.00251.x},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Lindstrom, David P, Tefera Belachew Lema, Craig Hadley, Megan Klein Hattori, Dennis Hogan, and Fasil Tessema. 2010. “Nonmarital Sex and Condom Knowledge Among Ethiopian Young People: Improved Estimates Using a Nonverbal Response Card.” Studies in Family Planning 41 (4): 251–262.
APA
Lindstrom, D. P., Lema, T. B., Hadley, C., Hattori, M. K., Hogan, D., & Tessema, F. (2010). Nonmarital sex and condom knowledge among Ethiopian young people: improved estimates using a nonverbal response card. STUDIES IN FAMILY PLANNING, 41(4), 251–262.
Vancouver
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Lindstrom DP, Lema TB, Hadley C, Hattori MK, Hogan D, Tessema F. Nonmarital sex and condom knowledge among Ethiopian young people: improved estimates using a nonverbal response card. STUDIES IN FAMILY PLANNING. 2010;41(4):251–62.
MLA
Lindstrom, David P, Tefera Belachew Lema, Craig Hadley, et al. “Nonmarital Sex and Condom Knowledge Among Ethiopian Young People: Improved Estimates Using a Nonverbal Response Card.” STUDIES IN FAMILY PLANNING 41.4 (2010): 251–262. Print.