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.
Geographies Tested: Uganda
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
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. Imy 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
Ease of Use Score
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing