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Title

Impact of Abuse History on Adolescent African-American Women's Current HIV/STD-associated Behaviors and Psychosocial Mediators of HIV/STD Risk.

Authors

JL Brown, AM Young, Jm Sales, et al.

Network Affiliation

Other

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Journal Name

J Aggress Maltreat Trauma.

Publication Date

2/1/2014

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25505369

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PMID

25505369

Abstract

​This study examined if relationship power, sex refusal self-efficacy, and/or fear of condom negotiation mediated the relationship between abuse history and consistent condom use (CCU) among African-American female adolescents (n=593). Participants with an abuse history (58%) were less likely to report CCU (p=.003). Women with an abuse history reported less relationship power (p=.006) and self-efficacy for refusing sex (p<.001), and more fear of condom negotiation (p=.003), none of which independently or jointly mediated the association between abuse and CCU. Notably, history of abuse was associated with CCU across mediator models (p=.037 to p=.067), despite inclusion of psychosocial mediators. This study demonstrates the importance of understanding adolescents' condom use behaviors within the context of their life experiences, especially past abuse history.

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Topic

Adolescents/Youth; Behavior; Black; Women; abuse

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