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dc.contributor.authorMatovu, Joseph K. B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-25T10:43:52Z
dc.date.available2018-07-25T10:43:52Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMatovu, JBK and Ssebadduka (2013). Knowledge, attitudes and barriers to condom use among female sex workers and truck drivers in Uganda: a mixed-methods study. African Health Sciences 2013; 13(4): 1027 – 1033. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v13i4.24en_US
dc.identifier.issn1680-6905
dc.identifier.uriDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v13i4.24
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11951/280
dc.descriptionThis article was published by African Journals Online in the African Health Sciences 2013; 13(4): 1027 – 1033 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v13i4.24en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is limited documentation on knowledge, attitudes and barriers to condom use among female sex workers (FSWs) and truck drivers (truckers). Objective: To explore knowledge, attitudes and barriers to condom use among FSWs and truckers operating along major transport corridors in Uganda. Methods: Structured questionnaires were administered to explore FSWs’ and truckers’ knowledge of and attitudes towards condom use among 259 FSWs and 261 truckers. Qualitative data were collected on barriers to condom use using focus group discussions. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS while qualitative data were audio-recorded, transcribed and thematically analyzed. Results: Condom knowledge was high with 97% of FSWs and 95% of truckers agreeing with the statement, “using condoms properly and consistently reduces risk of HIV infection”. Attitudes towards condom use were generally favorable with 91% of FSWs and 82% of truckers agreeing with the statement, “condom use is the best method of HIV prevention”. Qualitative findings show that poverty, refusal to use condoms by male partners, alcohol use before sex and beliefs that condoms ‘kill the mood for sex’ remain key barriers to consistent condom use. Conclusions: Consistent condom use among FSWs and truckers is still hampered by economic and relationship factors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAfrican Journals Onlineen_US
dc.subjectCondom useen_US
dc.subjectCondom use and sex workersen_US
dc.subjectProstitutes - Condom useen_US
dc.subjectTruck drivers and condom useen_US
dc.subjectFemale sex workersen_US
dc.subjectCondom use - attitudesen_US
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes and barriers to condom use among female sex workers and truck drivers in Uganda: a mixed-methods studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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