CAPS condom use for Hispanic females

Author of Tool: 

Centre for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

Key references: 

Barbara VanOss Marin, Cynthia A. Gomez, and Jeanne M. Tschann, printed in Public Health Reports; also in Gómez C, Marín BV (1996). Gender, culture, and power: Barriers to safe sex. Journalof Sex Research, 33(4), 355–362. 

Primary use / Purpose: 

Measures frequency of Hispanic women condom use

Background: 

The survey instrument was based on more than 100 open- ended interview and 2 focus groups with Hispanics in San Francisco, held to identify Hispanic men’s perceptions of the consequences of condom use with primary and secondary sexual partners, difficulties with condom use, and normative aspects of condom use. The instrument was developed originally in Spanish and a back-translation procedure was used to assure that the English version was equivalent in meaning. Both the Spanish and English versions were pretested with at least 20 persons.

The final version of the interview required an average of 24 minutes to complete. Most interview questions had four or five-level Likert-type response scales. The reported reliabilities were for the sample of 361 Hispanic men, reporting 1 or more secondary female sexual partners, who responded to the question on condom use with a secondary partner or partners. 

Psychometrics: 

See article: Barbara VanOss Marin, Cynthia A. Gomez, and Jeanne M. Tschann, printed in Public Health Reports; also in Gómez C, Marín BV (1996). Gender, culture, and power: Barriers to safe sex. Journal of Sex Research, 33(4), 355–362. 

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