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Interest in Providing Safer Conception Counseling to Serodiscordant Couples

The Interest in Providing Safer Conception Counseling to Serodiscordant Couples scale is a two-item measure designed to assess providers’ interest in providing specific aspects of safer conception counseling (SCC) to serodiscordant couples.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Uganda

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. How interested are you in providing guidance on how to conceive safely to a couple where the woman is HIV+ and the man is not?
2. How interested are you in providing guidance on how to conceive safely to a couple where the man is HIV+ and the woman is not?

Response Options:
10-point Likert scale
Low level of interest – 1
High level of interest – 10

Scoring Procedures

Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent a greater interest in providing safer conception counseling to serodiscordant couples.

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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Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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