Abstract: This study sought to determine whether including two types of questions in surveys administered via face-to-face interview can contribute to more accurate measures of correct and consistent condom use among populations at risk for HIV. The study compared initial rates of self-reported condom use to rates found when respondents were asked to provide confirmation of correct and consistent use via follow-up questions. Given the amount of recall bias and social desirability bias usually associated with condom use survey items, a measure that identifies a lower proportion of condom users than initially found is taken to be more accurate.
Can Follow-Up Study Questions About Correct and Consistent Condom Use Reduce Respondent Over-Reporting Among Groups at High Risk? an Analysis of Datasets From Six Countries
- Resource Types: Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Languages: English
- Population Served: Men at High Risk for HIV, Women at High Risk for HIV
- Practice Areas: HIV & TB
- Countries: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
- Solutions: Condoms and Lubricant, HIV Prevention, Male Condom