Condom use among female sex workers in Indonesia: a literature review and recommendation for future research

dr. Pande Putu Januraga, M.Kes, DrPH, PANDE PUTU JANURAGA (2010) Condom use among female sex workers in Indonesia: a literature review and recommendation for future research. -, -. ISSN -

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Among the limited published studies on condom use among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Indonesia, there is a wide range in the reported level of condom use among FSWs, from 19% to 78%. To our knowledge there has been no systematic review of these studies. This is important as differences in how the measurement of condom use was conducted in each study may have contributed to the wide range in percentage of condom use reported in the published literature. Through a review of the published literature, this study attempted to explore how the measurement of condom use was conducted, and offer recommendation for future research on how to study condom use. We conducted a systematic review of studies published (in English) on condom use among FSWs in Indonesia from 1990 until 2010. We selected articles using keywords “condom” or “sex workers” and “Indonesia”. Articles were retrieved from Proquest, Infomit, ISI Web of Knowledge, Sage, and Scopus and free online journals. Methods of measurement of condom use varied widely among studies. All were done retrospectively, all of which used an interviewer-administered questionnaire. This method might be prone to recall bias and challenge validity due to social desirability issues. Recall period used to describe condom use also varied widely from “the last sexual relationship” to “the last two weeks”. The categorization of condom use behavior was also varied. These impose a challenge to appropriate comparison among studies. Standardization of recall period and categorization of condom use behaviors are needed in Indonesia for the country to appropriately assess the level of condom use among FSWs. Future studies should also consider the use of other more confidential methods to reduce the social desirability issue such as self-administered questionnaire, mailed survey, or telephone survey. The interview results might be clarified by using other methods of data collection such as observation of the level of condom use at the brothels, and providing a diary for FSWs to record themselves the level of condom use within certain periods.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 21:58
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 05:58

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