Using structural equation modeling to identify predictors of sexual behaviors among hispanic men who have sex with men

Joseph P. De Santis, Adriana Arcia, Amber Vermeesch, Karina A. Gattamorta

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Abstract

Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) are at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections related to high-risk sexual behaviors. The aim of this study was to test a model that predicts the sexual behaviors of Hispanic MSM that is based on an epidemiologic framework. The results of this study provide some important new information regarding the predictors of sexual behaviors among Hispanic MSM. The final model suggests that mental health is a significant predictor of sexual behaviors in this sample. Major implications for the development of interventions to address high-risk sexual behaviors highlight the need for health care providers and researchers to be cognizant of the influence of mental health issues on sexual behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-248
Number of pages16
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Hispanics
  • Sexual behaviors
  • Structural Equation Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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