The Condom Use Self-Efficacy Scale (CUSES) is a 28-item self-reported measure of one’s personal ability to use condoms. Different aspects of condom use self-efficacy captured by the scale include individuals’ feelings of confidence in the ability to access condoms, put on or take off a condom, and negotiate condom use. The estimated time for administration is 20 to 30 minutes.
High Psychometric Score
These questions ask about your own feelings about using condoms in specific situations. Please respond even if you are not sexually active or have never used (or had a partner who used) condoms. In such cases, indicate how you think you would feel in such a situation.
I feel confident I could stop to put a condom on myself or my partner even in the heat of passion.
*Items reverse coded during scoring.
Strongly agree - 0
Disagree - 1
Undecided - 2
Agree - 3
Strongly agree - 4
Negatively worded items are reverse coded (specified with asterisk) and scores summed to create a scale total that ranges from 0 (less favorable attitudes toward condoms) to 160 (more favorable attitudes toward condoms).
Brafford, L. J., & Beck, K. H. (1991). Development and validation of a condom self-efficacy scale for college students. Journal of American College Health, 39(5), 219-225. doi: 10.1080/07448481.1991.9936238
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