Development and Psychometric Properties of a Condom Use and Its Cognitive Determinants Questionnaire (CUCDQ)

  • Arezoo Toopchian Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
  • Safieh Kanani Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
  • Towhid Babazadeh Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
  • Hamid Allahverdipour Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
  • Haidar Nadrian Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
Keywords: Condom use, Cognitive factors, Questionnaire, Factor analysis


AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of Condom Use and its Cognitive Determinants Questionnaire (CUCDQ) among married women in Tabriz, Iran.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, applying multistage cluster sampling 388 married women were recruited to participate in the study. A comprehensive literature review was conducted to develop CUCDQ. Face, content, and construct validity, as well as reliability, were investigated.

RESULTS: Principal component factor analysis with varimax rotation demonstrated a six factors structure as the best solution [Bartlett’s Test of Sphericity (Approx. Chi-Square= 4193.07, df= 780, p<0.001); KMO= 0.815] which explained 43.13% of all the variance between the items. CUCDQ represented a proper validity, reliability, simplicity and functionality.

CONCLUSION: CUCDQ may be helpful for family health care providers and family planning decision makers in precise assessing the behavioural, psychological, and educational factors related to condom use. This scale may be useful in a various range of studies including family planning or STIs prevention studies in different communities. Future research is recommended to assess the different dimensions of the tool in different communities.


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Toopchian A, Kanani S, Babazadeh T, Allahverdipour H, Nadrian H. Development and Psychometric Properties of a Condom Use and Its Cognitive Determinants Questionnaire (CUCDQ). Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017Jan.9 [cited 2021Mar.6];5(1):79-5. Available from:
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