Kanekar, Amar; Sharma, Manoj; Cottrell, Randall; Succop, Paul; Bernard, Amy L.
March 2010
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p52
Academic Journal
Safer sex is important for protection against STDs and HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a brief social cognitive theory based safer sex intervention among African-American college students. A randomized controlled design was used. Results concluded that there was no difference between a theory-based intervention and a knowledge-based intervention in terms of efficacy in developing safer sex behavioral skills. Ever diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, year in school and ever taking a sexuality class were significant demographic covariates. The dose of the intervention was thought to be insufficient and must be increased in future interventions.


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