Condom Use Self-Efficacy Measure-Short Form

The Condom Use Self-Efficacy Measure-Short Form is a 5-item measure of one's personal ability to use condoms. Different aspects of condom self-efficacy captured by the scale include refusal to have sex without a condom, putting a condom on a partner, and keeping condoms with them. This measure is the short version of the Condom Self-Efficacy Scale found here.


Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults



1. Yo puedo decirle a mi pareja que no tendremos relaciones sexuales sin condón
2. Yo puedo ponerle un condón a mi pareja sin que se rompa o se salga
3. Si mi pareja no quiere usar condones, yo puedo negarme a tener relaciones sexuales
4. Yo puedo guardar condones en mi carterabolsa
5. Yo puedo parar el contacto sexual (coito), si no he hablado con mi pareja sobre protección


1. I could tell my partner that I would not have sex without a condom
2. I could put on a condom on my partner so it wouldn't break or come off
3. If my partner didn't want to use a condom, I could refuse to have sex
4. I could keep condoms in my pursebag
5. I could stop intercourse, if I haven't discussed the subject of protection .

Responses Options:
10-point scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 10

Scoring Procedures

Not Available

Original Citation

McCabe, B. E., Schaefer Solle, N., Gattamorta, K., Villegas, N., Cianelli, R., Mitrani, V. B., & Peragallo, N. (2016). Development and psychometric evaluation of a condom use self-efficacy measure in Spanish and English. HIV clinical trials, 17(5), 212–217.

Psychometric Score

Ease of Use Score

Scoring breakdown

Formative Research

Qualitative Research

Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing








Criterion (gold-standard)



Ease of Use


Scoring Clarity


Join the EMERGE Community

to get the latest updates on new measures and guidance for survey researchers