Influence of abuse on condom negotiation among Mexican-American women involved in abusive relationships.

Yolanda R. Davila

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This study explored cultural and gender perspectives of abuse on condom negotiation behaviors for AIDS prevention among Mexican-American women in abusive intimate relationships. A convenience sample of 20 abused women participated in the study. Data were collected through a demographic questionnaire and audiotaped responses to a semistructured interview guide. Content analysis using QSR NUDIST was used to analyze the verbatim transcriptions of all participant interviews. The predominant category, "He always got his way," was developed in response to the content of the verbatim transcriptions. The category was further expanded to include the self-descriptive subcategories of "He beat me," "He made me feel bad," and "He forced me." Through content analysis, a relationship between abuse by male sexual partners and condom negotiation for AIDS prevention was identified. Trustworthiness of the data collection and analysis was established through methods suggested by Lincoln and Guba.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-56
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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