Characterizing sexual health resources on college campuses

Marla E. Eisenberg, Kate E. Lechner, Ellen A. Frerich, Katherine A. Lust, Carolyn M. Garcia

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Abstract

This observational study describes the development of the college resources and sexual health inventory, the profile of sexual health promotion resources at participating colleges, and comparisons of resources across several college characteristics. 28 diverse college campuses in one Midwestern state participated. 10 domains were assessed, including characteristics of campus health services (e.g. convenience), condom programs, sexual health information, communication about resources, sexual violence resources and gay/lesbian/bisexual student resources. Scores for each measure reflected the presence or extent of each resource. Summary scores were created for the overall level of sexual health resources and for each domain. T tests and ANOVAs were used to compare resources at 2-year versus 4-year colleges, public versus private sectors, metro versus non-metro locations, and across enrollment size. inventory scores ranged from 6 to 53. 4-year colleges offered significantly more resources than 2-year; resource levels were statistically similar across location and enrollment size. Subsequent analyses comparing campuses with and without a health center indicated that several resources which were not inherently tied to a clinic nonetheless differed significantly with having a health center. Colleges without this resource could position sexual health resources in other offices or departments or provide referrals to sexual health resources in the broader community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)940-948
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Community Health
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

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Reproductive Health
health
resources
Health Communication
Equipment and Supplies
Private Sector
Sex Offenses
Health
Condoms
Health Promotion
Health Status
Health Services
Observational Studies
Analysis of Variance
Referral and Consultation
Students
Sexual Minorities
health information
health promotion

Keywords

  • College health
  • Institutional assessment
  • Sexual health

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Characterizing sexual health resources on college campuses. / Eisenberg, Marla E.; Lechner, Kate E.; Frerich, Ellen A.; Lust, Katherine A.; Garcia, Carolyn M.

In: Journal of Community Health, Vol. 37, No. 5, 01.10.2012, p. 940-948.

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Eisenberg, Marla E. ; Lechner, Kate E. ; Frerich, Ellen A. ; Lust, Katherine A. ; Garcia, Carolyn M. / Characterizing sexual health resources on college campuses. In: Journal of Community Health. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 940-948.
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