Publication Date

Spring 5-2017

Degree Type

Doctoral Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Diane Katsma

Second Advisor

Patricia Alvarez

Third Advisor

Daniel Boken

Keywords

Sexually transmitted disease, prevention, heterosexual, 18 to 24- year old men, quasi-experimental design, face-to-face discussion, Condom Use Self Efficacy Scale

Abstract

The CDC reported that there were over 20 million cases in the United States and half affected young adults, 15 to 25-year olds. Strategies STD prevention have been developed by the CDC but does not include avoiding alcohol or other similar agents in the context of a sexual encounter. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of STD prevention education intervention by improving Condom Use Self-Efficacy in heterosexually 18 to 24-year old men. It was hypothesized self-efficacy would improve with a face-to-face brief educational intervention. A quasi-experimental, pre-/post-test design with simple randomization of subjects into control and intervention groups was selected. A brief, individualized, face-to-face discussion with a provider was designed to educate the heterosexual, young men about common STDs, treatments, and risks for infection, strategies to decrease risk, and a demonstration correct condom use and an opportunity to practice applying a condom on a suitable plastic model. Results: CUSES scores for the intervention group significantly improved (p< .05). However, condom and water soluble lubricant collection behaviors did not change for either group. Conclusions: Face-to-face educational intervention about STD prevention had a statistically significant effect on the intervention group.

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