Predicting Factors of Condom Use among High School Boys

Authors

  • Worawan Tipwareerom 3Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
  • Chutima Jalayondeja Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Umaporn Hanrungcharotorn Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

Keywords:

condom use, student, high school, IMB model

Abstract

     The trend of condom use among students is increasing according to the Nation Condom Strategy of the Ministry of Public Health but the rate of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents aged 15-24 years old is continually increasing too. This is a cross-sectional study which is aimed in identifying predicting factors of condom use among high school boys by using the Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills model as a study framework. Stratified random sampling technique was used to recruit 448 students who are studying in 10 high schools in Muang Phitsanulok District in the academic year of 2018. The quantitative data was collected by using a questionnaire of condom use survey including demographic data, sexually transmitted infections and condom use knowledge, attitudes toward condom use, sexual communication with family, comfortable to talk about sex, peer pressure, and perceived condom use self-efficacy. The quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistic and Logistic regression.

          The results found that high school boys who are older, lower GPA, more sexual communication with family, feeling more comfortable to talk about sex, with high score of peer pressure, and high score of perceived condom use self-efficacy will be able to use condom statistically significant (p-value < 0.05). The prediction equation of condom use among high school boys was (y) = -0.497 + 0.118 (age) - 0.240(GPA) + 0.223(Sexual communication with family) + 0.026(Comfortable to talk about sex) + 0.073(Peer pressure) + 0.016(Perceived condom use self-efficacy). They accounted for 15.6% (Nagellkerke R2 = 0.156). This finding can develop a condom use promotion program among high school boys.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

1. Ministry of Public Health. National Condom Strategy 2015-2019, Bangkok: J.S. Publishing; 2015. (in Thai).

2. Bureau of Epidemiology. Sexually transmitted infections rate among adolescents 15-54 years of age [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 February 13]. Available from: http://rh.anamai.moph.go.th/ewt_dl_link.php?nid=86. (in Thai).

3. Thaweesit S, Boonmongkon P, Pushing the boundaries: The challenge of sexuality education in Thailand. In S. Thanenthiran (Ed.), Reclaiming & redefining rights. Thematic studies series 1: Sexuality & Rights Asia (pp. 44-53). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Center for Women (ARROW); 2012.

4. Wibulpolprasert S, Sirilak S, Ekachampaka P, Wattanamano N, Taverat R. Thailand Health Profile 1999-2000. Bangkok: Printing Press, Express Transportation Organization; 2001. (in Thai).

5. Boonmongkol P, Promnart P, Samao N, Ojanen T, Guadarmuz T, Burford J, et al. Research report to review sexuality education in Thai educational institutes. Bangkok: Mahidol University; 2016. (in Thai).

6. Bureau of Epidemiology. The surveillance of behaviors related to HIV infection among students in Thailand 2011 [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2020 February 12]. Available from: file:///C:/Users/NR9067/Downloads/report_2012_11_no21.pdf. (in Thai).

7. Tipwareerom W, Weglicki L. Parents’ knowledge, attitude, behaviors, and barriers in promoting condom use among their adolescent sons. Nursing and Health Sciences 2017; 19(2):212-19.

8. Meechamnan C, Fongkaew W, Chotibang, McGrath BB. Do Thai Parents discuss sex and AIDS with young adolescents: A qualitative study. Nursing and Health Science 2014;16:97-102.

9. Sridawruang C, Pfeil M, Crozier K. Why Thai parents do not discuss sex with their children: a qualitative study. Nursing and Health Science 2010;12(4):437-43.

10. Kaewkungwan S. Development psychology life span: Teenager-elderly. 9th ed. Bangkok: Thammasat University Publishing, 2010. (in Thai).

11. Krinara P. Knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy prevention among secondary school students in schools under the Saraburi Municipality. J Prapokklao Hosp Clin Med Educat Center 2013;20:274-86. (in Thai).

12. Tumchueo S. Sexual behaviors and factors correlation with the intention of protection. Nursing Journal of Ministry of Public Health 2015;25(1):97-109. (in Thai).

13. Pinyaphong J. Sexual behaviors and determinant of intension to use condom of young adult male in school, Uttaradit province. Phetchanun Rajabhat Journal 2014; 16(2): 1-11. (in Thai).

14. Tipwareerom W, Powwattana A, Lopvongwatana P. Predictors of risky sexual behaviors among adolescent boys, Phitsanulok Province. Journal of Public Health Nursing 2013; 27(1):31-45. (in Thai).

15. Wongsawat P, Supametaporn P, Hoyrat P. Effectiveness of learning Program for improving sexual communication skills among parents and their adolescent children on premarital sexual and unwanted pregnancy prevention. Journal of Boromarajaonani College of Nursing, Bangkok
2019;35(1):86-98. (in Thai).

16. Powwatana A, Auemaneekul N, Lakampan S. Risk behaviors prevention in adolescence: Concepts and management in multilevel approach. Bangkok: Protexts.com; 2017. (in Thai).

17. Fisher JD, Fisher WA. Changing AIDS risk behavior. Psychological Bulletin 1992;111:455-74.

18. Fisher JD, Fisher WA., Bryan AD, Misovich SJ. Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills model-Based HIV risky behavior change intervention for inner-city high school youth. Health Psychology 2002;21(2):177-86.

19. Srisatidnarakul B. The methodology in nursing research. 5th ed. Bangkok: You and I inter Media ltd; 2010. (in Thai).

20. Lerand SJ, Ireland M, Boutelle K. Communication with our teens: Associations between confidential service and parent-teen communication. Journal of Pediatric and Gynecology 2007;20:173-78.

21. Thammaraksa P, Powwattana A, Lagampan S, Vatanasomboon P, Stoddard SA. Effects of school-based participation program to prevent multiple risk behaviors in Thai male adolescents. Pacific Rim 2019;23(3):228-42.

22. Cecil H, Pinkerton SD. Reliability and validity of a self-efficacy instrument for protective sexual behaviors. Journal of American College Health 1998;47(3):113-21.

23. Thaiyapirom N. Health promotion in adolescents. In: Klunklin P, editor. Children’s Health promotion. Khonkhan: Klungnana publishing; 2012. (in Thai).

24. Duang-iad K, Suwanmonkha S. Multiple case study research to analyze methods for enhancing mind of high school students. An Online Journal of Education 2014;9(2): 574-81. (in Thai).

25. Suaysaard S. Sex education. Bangkok: V Print Company; 2012. (in Thai).

26. Neinstein LS, Katzman D, Callahan T. Neinstein’s adolescent and young adult health care: a practical guide. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2016.

27. Bandura A. Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: Freeman; 1997.

28. Lyles CM, Crepaz N, Herbst JH, Kay LS. Evidence-based HIV behavioral prevention from the perspective of ADA’s HIV/AIDS prevention research synthesis team. AIDS Educ Prev 2006;18(Suppl):21-31.

29. Dilorio C, Dudly WN, Soet J, Watkins J, Maibach E. A social cognitive-based model for condom use among college students. Nursing Research 2000;49:408-14.

30. Visudibhan PJ. Predictors of condom use and intention to use condom among HIV- Infected patients/AIDS with their couples. Rama Nurs J 2015;21(1):69-81. (in Thai).

31. Jeong J, Jo S, Jung M, Lee Y. Factors related to condom use behavior among club-working women in South Korea: Importance of subjective norms and customer-related attitudes. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 2014;26(2):147-59.

Published

2020-11-28

How to Cite

1.
Tipwareerom ว, Jalayondeja ช, Hanrungcharotorn อ. Predicting Factors of Condom Use among High School Boys. JHNR [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 28 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];36(3):69-7. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/246433

Issue

Section

Research articles