Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

First Advisor

Cindy Miller

Abstract

Condom use is one of the most important preventive mechanisms available to combat sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies, yet over 70% of adolescents and young adults lack education on the proper use of condoms. Lack of education and confidence in using condoms contributes to a decrease in condom usage, resulting in increased rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies. The purpose of Project Motivate was to determine if motivational interviewing significantly improves self-efficacy related to condom use among patients presenting for screening of sexually transmitted diseases. The project sought to determine if motivational interviewing is an effective intervention in promoting condom use self-efficacy. Project Motivate implemented awareness utilizing motivational interviewing (MI) as an intervention to promote condom use self-efficacy. The findings of Project Motivate suggested the potential benefits of integrating motivational interviewing into clinical practice. Motivational interviewing highlights the promise of a useful, inexpensive clinical tool for health promotion and disease prevention.

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