Community and Global Health (CGU)
Health Psychology | Public Health Education and Promotion
Objectives: To evaluate the utility of the Draw-an-Event Test for risky sexual situations (DET-RS), a nonverbal memory-based assessment tool used for productions of spontaneous content associated with risky sex. Methods: Traditional holistic coding analysis of 298 drug offenders' content productions. Results: Content analyses of DET-RS sketches provided increased understanding of substance use and other context preceding risky sexual situations with different types of sex partners. None of the sketches including drugs depleted condoms, only one of the sketches with alcohol included a condom, and only 2 sketches mentioned sexually transmitted diseases. Conclusions: The DET-RS is a useful research tool for generating nonverbal context-specific stimuli associated with risky sexual situations.
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Ames, S.L, Andsager, J.L., Houska, B., Leigh, B.C & Stacy, A.W. Content analysis of drug offenders’ sketches on the draw-an-event test for risky sex. Amer. J. of Health Beh., 29, 407-412, 2005.