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Self-Efficacy for Using Safer Conception Methods

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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Uganda

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

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

Response Options:
10-point Likert scale
Can’t do at all – 1
Certain I can do – 10

Scoring Procedures

Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent a greater experience of self-efficacy for using safer conception methods.

Original Citation

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

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Citation Frequency

Ease of Use Score

Formative Research

Qualitative Research

Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

Reliability

Internal

Test-retest

Interrater

Validity

Content

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Criterion (gold-standard)

Construct

Ease of Use

Readability

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