The Self-Efficacy for Using Safer Conception Methods scale is a 3-item measure that assesses HIV clients’ level of confidence to negotiate and utilize safer conception counseling and safer conception methods by themselves and with their partner.
High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure
1. I can follow advice about postponing attempts to conceive until any sexually transmitted infections are treated
2. I can follow advice about limiting unprotected sex to only 2–3 specific days per month
3. I/my partner can learn how to track the most fertile days in a woman’s cycle
10-point Likert scale
Can’t do at all – 1
Certain I can do – 10
Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent a greater experience of self-efficacy for using safer conception methods.
Woldetsadik, M. A., Goggin, K., Staggs, V. S., Wanyenze, R. K., Beyeza-Kashesya, J., Mindry, D., Finocchario-Kessler, S., Khanakwa, S., & Wagner, G. J. (2016). Safer conception methods and counseling: Psychometric evaluation of new measures of attitudes and beliefs among HIV clients and providers. AIDS Behavior, 20(6), 1370-1381. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-015-1199-3
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing