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Protocol - Sexual Risk Behavior - Female

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Description:

The purpose of this measure is to quantify sexual risk behavior in women or men. The measure quantifies both same-sex and opposite-sex interactions.

Protocol:

The next set of questions is about your sexual history. By sex, we mean vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Please remember that your answers are strictly confidential.

FOR AGES 14-17

1. Have you ever had any kind of sex

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 7 Refused

[ ] 9 Don’t Know

FOR AGES ABOVE 17

2. Have you ever had vaginal sex, also called sexual intercourse, with a man? This means a man’s penis in your vagina.

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 7 Refused

[ ] 9 Don’t Know

3. Have you ever performed oral sex on a man? This means putting your mouth on a man’s penis or genitals.

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 7 Refused

[ ] 9 Don’t Know

4. Have you ever had anal sex? This means contact between a man’s penis and your anus or butt.

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 7 Refused

[ ] 9 Don’t Know

5. How old were you the first time you had any kind of sex, including {vaginal, anal, or oral/vaginal or anal/vaginal or oral/anal or oral/vaginal/anal/oral}?

___ ____ Enter age in Years

[ ] 77 Refused

[ ] 99 Don’t Know

6. In your lifetime, with how many men have you had any kind of sex?

Please enter a number: _____________

[ ] 77777 Refused

[ ] 99999 Don’t Know

(If Q6 > 0)

7. In the past 12 months, with how many men have you had any kind of sex?

Please enter a number: _____________

[ ] 77777 Refused

[ ] 99999 Don’t Know

(If Q2 = 1)

8. In your lifetime, with how many men have you had vaginal sex? Vaginal sex means a man’s penis in your vagina.

Please enter a number: _____________

[ ] 77777 Refused

[ ] 99999 Don’t Know

(If Q2 = 1)

9. In the past 12 months, with how many men have you had vaginal sex? Vaginal sex means a man’s penis in your vagina.

Please enter a number or enter zero for none: _____________

[ ] 77777 Refused

[ ] 99999 Don’t Know

(If Q9 > 0)

10. In the past 12 months, about how often have you had {vaginal or anal/vaginal/anal} sex without using a condom?

Please select one of the following choices

[ ] 1 Never

[ ] 2 Less than half of the time

[ ] 3 About half of the time

[ ] 4 Not always, but more than half of the time

[ ] 5 Always

[ ] 6 Refused

[ ] 7 Don’t Know

11. Have you ever had any kind of sex with a woman? By sex, we mean sexual contact with another woman’s vagina or genitals.

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 7 Refused

[ ] 9 Don’t Know

(If Q11 = 1)

12. In your lifetime with how many women have you had sex? By sex, we mean sexual contact with another woman’s vagina or genitals.

Please enter a number: _____________

[ ] 77777 Refused

[ ] 99999 Don’t Know

(If Q11 = 1)

13. In the past 12 months, with how many women have you had sex? By sex, we mean sexual contact with another woman’s vagina or genitals.

Please enter a number: _____________

[ ] 77777 Refused

[ ] 99999 Don’t Know

Protocol Name from Source:

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Sexual Behavior Module

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt participants further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

Equipment Needs

If a computer-assisted instrument is used, computer software may be necessary to develop the instrument. The interviewer will require a laptop computer/handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

14-69 years of age

Specific Instructions:

The PhenX Expert Review Panel recommends asking these questions of participants aged 12-69.

Selection Rationale

This instrument was chosen based on its comprehensive nature and use of lay language.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Male Risk Sex Behavior Questionnaire Assessment Description Text 5746947 CDE Browser
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #5 (ERP 5) reviewed the measures in the Reproductive Health domain.

Guidance from ERP 5 includes:

· Added a new measure

· New Data Dictionary

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2011). 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Sexual Behavior Questionnaire. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/nhanes_11_12/sxq_acasi.pdf.

Certification for the Spanish translation can be found here.

General References

Liu, G., Hariri, S., Bradley, H., Gottlieb, S. L., Leichliter, J. S., Markowitz, L. E. (2015). Trends and Patterns of Sexual Behaviors Among Adolescents and Adults Aged 14 to 59 Years, United States. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 42(1): 20-26.

Mirzaei, M., Ahmadi, K., Saadat, S.-H., & Ramezani, M. A. (2016). Instruments of high risk sexual behavior assessment: A systematic review. Materia Socio-Medica, 28(1), 46-50.

Protocol ID:

101702

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Sexual Risk Behavior

Release Date:

April 11, 2017

Definition

The purpose of these questions is to ascertain the participants’ risk of sexually transmitted infection.

Purpose

The purpose of these questions is to assess participants’ risk of sexually transmitted infection. Chromosomal differences may affect sexual behavior and orientation and may be differentially expressed as a result of environmental factors (e.g., endocrine disruptors).

Keywords

Reproductive health, contraceptive use, sexual history, sexual preference, sexual orientation, intercourse, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES