Brief report on the effect of providing single versus assorted brand name condoms to hospital patients: a descriptive study

Williams, James L.; Christensen, Carol J.; Cagle, Henry H.; Homan, Chriss E.; Williams, J L; Christensen, C J; Cagle, H H; Homan, C E
January 2001
BMC Public Health;2001, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
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Objectives: This study examined condom acquisition by persons in a hospital setting when single versus assorted brand name condoms were provided.Methods: Condom receptacles were placed in exam rooms of two clinics. During Phase 1, a single brand name was provided; for Phase 2, assorted brand names were added. Number of condoms taken was recorded for each phase.Results: For one clinic there was nearly a two-fold increase in number of condoms taken (Phase 1 to Phase 2); for the second clinic there was negligible difference in number of condoms taken.Conclusions: The provision of assorted brand name condoms, over a single brand name, can serve to increase condom acquisition. Locations of condoms and target population characteristics are related factors.


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