Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Negotiating Power

Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Negotiating Power is a 5-item measure of the respondent's ability to discuss sexual history and engage in protective sexual intercourse with her partners. The scale includes two items that capture the negotiation or communication process in discussing protective sex behavior.


High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

ITEMS:

1. In the last year how much did you talk with your partner(s) about his past girlfriends before having sex with him?

Response Options:
A lot
Some
Very little
None

2. In the last year how often did you discuss safer sex (use of condoms or female condoms) with your partner(s) before having sex with him?

Response Options:
Always
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

3. If your partner refused to use (or let you use) a condom, would you still have sex?
4. Could you convince your partner to use a condom?
5. Could you ask your partner about his past girlfriends?

Response Options:
Yes
I think so
I don't think so
No

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Botswana

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Items were recoded as percentage rankings.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Greig, F. E., & Koopman, C. (2003). Multilevel analysis of women’s empowerment and HIV prevention: Quantitative survey results from a preliminary study in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior, 7(2), 195-208. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1023954526639

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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