Table 5

Split-half validation of the CUSES-E
Items First half (n = 227) Second half (n = 233)
Communality Loading Communality Loading
A. Assertiveness
I feel confident in my ability to:
Discuss condom usage with any partner I might have 0.60 0.76 0.70 0.83
Suggest using condoms with a new partner 0.75 0.84 0.83 0.89
I could suggest using a condom without my partner feeling “diseased” 0.70 0.83 0.77 0.86
Persuade a partner to accept using a condom when we have intercourse 0.69 0.78 0.62 0.77
B. 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 0.65 0.79 0.73 0.85
I wouldn’t feel confident suggesting using condoms with a new partner because I would be afraid he or she would think I have STD 0.82 0.89 0.88 0.93
I wouldn’t feel confident suggesting using condoms with a new partner because I would be afraid he or she would think I thought they had a STD. 0.72 0.88 0.79 0.89
C. Intoxicant control
I would remember to use a condom even after I have been drinking. 0.92 0.93 0.94 0.93
I would remember to use a condom even if I were high 0.91 0.91 0.94 0.94
Total variance explained 75.8% 79.8%
KMO for MSA 0.72 0.71

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Shaweno and Tekletsadik BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:22   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-22

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