Predicting condom use among STD clinic patients using the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model

Lori A.J. Scott-Sheldon, Michael P. Carey, Peter A. Vanable, Theresa E. Senn, Patricia Coury-Doniger, Marguerite A. Urban

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Abstract

We assessed determinants of condom use postulated by the IMB model among STD patients (N = 1474). The model provided acceptable fit to the data (CFI = 0.99, RMSEA =.04). Information was unrelated to condom use but had a negative effect on behavioral skills. Motivation had a positive effect on behavioral skills and condom use. Behavioral skills had a positive effect on condom use. In multiple-groups analyses, stronger associations between motivation and condom use were found among participants reporting no prior STD treatment. Interventions among STD patients should include activities addressing condom use motivation and directly enhancing condom skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1093-1102
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • HIV
  • IMB
  • STD
  • condoms
  • sexual risk behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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