The Condom Barriers Scale (CBS) is a 29-item measure that captures women's perceived barriers to condom use for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Items cover 4 subscales: access/availability, partner barriers, effect on sexual experience and motivational barriers.
High Psychometric Score
5-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 5
Items are summed to yield a total score and items assigned to each subscale are summed to yield the four subscale scores.
St. Lawrence, J. S., Chapdelaine, A. P., Devieux, J. G., O’Bannon, R. E., Brasfield, T. L., & Eldridge, G. D. (1999). Measuring perceived barriers to condom use: Psychometric evaluation of the Condom Barriers Scale. Assessment, 6(4), 391-400. https://doi.org/10.1177/107319119900600409
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