Table 1

Rotated factor loading and factor structure of CUSES-E
Items in each factor Loading
Factor 1: Assertiveness
I feel confident in my ability to discuss condom usage with any partner I might have 0.80
I feel confident in my ability to suggest using condoms with a new partner 0.87
I feel confident I could suggest using a condom without my partner feeling “diseased” 0.85
I feel confident in my ability to persuade a partner to accept using a condom when we have sex 0.77
Factor 2: Fear for partner rejection
I wouldn’t feel confident suggesting using condoms with a new partner because I would be afraid he or she would think I’ve had a homosexual experience 0.83
I wouldn’t feel confident suggesting using condoms with a new partner because I would be afraid he or she would think I have a STD 0.92
I wouldn’t feel confident suggesting using condoms with a new partner because I would be afraid he/she would think I thought they had STD 0.88
Factor 3: Intoxicant control
I feel confident that I would remember to use a condom even after I have been drinking. 0.93
I feel confident that I would remember to use condom even if I were high 0.93

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