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.


High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

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. I/my 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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Uganda

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

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

PRIMARY 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

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 6.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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