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AIDS Behav. 2013 Oct;17(8):2715-24. doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0417-0.

Relationships between marijuana dependence and condom use intentions and behavior among justice-involved adolescents.

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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Campus Box 345, Muenzinger Psychology Building, RM. D244, Boulder, CO, 80309, USA,


The current study examined the relationships among marijuana dependence, a theoretical model of condom use intentions, and subsequent condom use behavior in justice-involved adolescents. Participants completed baseline measures of prior sexual and substance use behavior. Of the original 720 participants, 649 (90.13 %) completed follow-up measures 6 months later. There were high levels of marijuana use (58.7 % met criteria for dependence) and risky sexual behavior among participants. Baseline model constructs were associated with condom use intentions, and intentions were a significant predictor of condom use at follow-up. Marijuana dependence did not significantly influence the relationships between model constructs, nor did it moderate the relationship of model constructs with subsequent condom use. Findings suggest that the theoretical model of condom use intentions is equally valid regardless of marijuana dependence status, suggesting that interventions to reduce sexual risk behavior among both marijuana dependent and non-dependent justice-involved adolescents can be appropriately based on the model.

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