Factor Structure of the Condoms Barriers Scale

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This article in the journal Assessment was written by Pacific Northwest node members Suzanne R. Doyle, PhD, and Donald A. Calsyn, PhD, along with Samuel A. Ball, PhD from the New England node.

It assesses the psychometric properties of the Condom Barriers Scale (CBS), an instrument originally designed to measure women’s perceptions and attitudes regarding male condom use, with a sample of men at high risk for HIV.  Participants included 590 male patients involved in protocol CTN-0018.

Overall, the analysis indicated that the CBS is a potentially valid and reliable instrument with utility for assessing barriers to condom use with men, but may need some item content modifications to allow appropriate assessment of gender differences and comparisons across studies.

Citation: Doyle SR, Calsyn DA, Ball SA.  Factor structure of the Condom Barriers Scale with a sample of men at high risk for HIV.  Assessment 2009;16(1):3-15 [doi: 10.1177/1073191108322259].

Read more about this article in the CTN Dissemination Library.

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