Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Sexually transmitted disease, prevention, heterosexual, 18 to 24- year old men, quasi-experimental design, face-to-face discussion, Condom Use Self Efficacy Scale
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.
McKeefrey, Susan P., "Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention in 18 to 24-Year-Old Heterosexual Men: Pilot Study" (2017). Doctoral Projects. 62.