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Sexual risk behavior and attitudes towards condom-use amongst university students in Bangkok, Thailand: A quantitative study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]


Introduktion: Sexuelt överförbara sjukdomar är ett av de stötsta hoten mot en normal reproduktion och sexuela hälsan, där den mest kända är HIV och AIDS. Empidemilogin i Thailand över de senaste decenierna visar en ökade prevalens av sexuellt överförbara sjukdomar. Den största orsaken till sjukdomar är ett resultat av sexuellt risk beteende och inkonsekvent kondomanvändande.

Syfte: Syftet med studien var att undersöka sexuelt risk beteende och attityder till kondomanvändande hos thailänska universitetsstuderande i Bangkok.

Metod: En deskriptiv tvärnittsstudie med kvantitativ metod användes i studien. Ett frågeformulär med 5 delar delades ut till 300 universitetsstudenter på två olika universitetet i Bangkok, Thailand. 269 deltagare fyllde i enkäten korrekt och 132 av dessa uppfyllde inklusionskriterierna.

Resultat: 132 deltagare uppgav att de hade haft samlag. 15 (11.4%) av dessa hade ett lågt riskbeteende, 97 (73.5%) hade ett normalt riskbeteende och 20 (15.2%) hade ett högt riskbeteende. De fanns ingen signifikant skillnad mellan manliga (n=97) och kvinnliga (n=35) deltagare gällande deras sexuella risk beteende (p=0.68) och deras attityd till kondomanvändande (p=0.990). Ett samband mellan variablerna högt sexuellt riskbeteende och negativ attityd till kondomanvändande kunde ses, r=0.326, n= 132, p= 0.00.

Slutsats: Majoriteten av universitets studenterna i denna studie hade ett normalt riskbeteende. Attityden till kondomanvändande var till största delen positiv med undantag gällande enstaka frågor. Vidare studier gällande thailänska universitetsstudenter och deras sexuella hälsa är av största vikt för att vidare minska riskbeteendet och sexuellt överförbara sjukdomar i populationen.

Abstract [en]


Introduction: One of the largest threats towards normal reproduction and sexual health is sexual transmitted diseases, were the most known is HIV and AIDS. The epidemiology of Thailand shows that over the last two decades several surveys reports an increase in the young adults' STD prevalence. The infections are mostly gained as a result of sexual risk behaviors and inconsistent condom use.

AIM: The aim was to investigate sexual risk behavior and attitudes to condom use among Thailand university students in Bangkok.

Method: The design used in this study was a descriptive cross-sectional quantitative method. A single five part questionnaire was handed out to 300 students within two different universities in Bangkok, Thailand. 269 participants completed the questionnaire and 132 of them met the inclusion criteria.

Result: 132 participants reported having had sexual intercourse. 15 (11.4%) had a low risk behavior, 97 (73.5%) had an average risk behavior and 20 (15.2%) had a high risk behavior. There were no significant difference between male (n=97) and female (n=35) participants regarding sexual risk behavior (p= 0,68) and their attitudes towards condom-use (p= 0.990). A correlation between the two variables high sexual risk behavior and negative attitudes towards condom-use could be seen, r=0.326, n= 132, p= 0.00.

Conclusions: The majority of the university students in our study showed an average risk behavior. The attitudes towards condoms were mostly positive with the exceptions of some specific questions. Further studies about Thai university students regarding sexual health is of importance to further decrease the sexual risks and STDs in the population.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Sexual risk behavior, condom, attitudes, young adults, Thailand
Keyword [sv]
Sexuellt riskbeteende, kondom, attityd, unga vuxna, Thailand
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271386OAI: diva2:891852
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Mahidol University
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Registered Nurse Programme
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved

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