Interventions to increase condom use among middle-aged and older adults: asystematic review of theoretical bases, behaviour change techniques, modes of delivery, and treatment fidelity

Jennifer MacDonald, Karen Lorimer, Christina Knussen, Paul Flowers

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Abstract

This systematic review collates, examines, and syntheses condom use interventions for middle-aged and older adults. Associations between effectiveness and theoretical basis, behaviour change techniques [BCTs], mode of delivery, and treatment fidelity were explored. Five interventions were included; one was effective. Compared to interventions with non-significant findings, the effective telephone-administered intervention used theory to a greater extent, had a higher number of BCTs, and employed more treatment fidelity strategies. There is a need to develop theory-based interventions targeting condom use among this population and evaluate these in randomised controlled trials that are rigorously designed and reported. Health psychologists have a key role in this endeavour.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Early online date27 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • age
  • systematic review
  • condoms
  • risk reduction
  • sexual health

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