JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31691
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Author Nagamune, Noriyo| Bellis, Jeffrey M.|
Abstract <p>The association between depressed mood and condom use was examined among incarcerated male adolescents. One hundred and eighty male adolescents who were detained in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States were interviewed during a period of incarceration. Contrary to patterns generally found in adult samples, nearly 50% of this adolescent sample that did not use condoms regularly actually recognized the advantages of condom use. This behavior pattern was deemed &#34;inconsistent,&#34; and those engaging in this &#34;inconsistent&#34; behavior pattern were found to have a higher score of depressed mood compared to participants with a &#34;consistent&#34; behavior pattern. As a result, a relationship between depressed mood and decisional balance for condom use within adolescents was evident. These findings suggest that assessment and treatment of depressed mood within this high-risk population could potentially contribute to a reduction in high-risk sexual behaviors.</p>
Keywords incarcerated adolescents stages of change depressed mood condom use
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2002-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume56
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 287
End Page 294
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 12685857
Web of Sience KeyUT 000179959000003