The Motivation to Use Safer Conception Methods scale is a 3-item measure designed to assess HIV clients’ level of commitment and readiness to engage in safer conception counseling and to use safer conception methods.
High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure
1. It is important to me to work with a health care provider to plan a pregnancy
2. I am confident a health care provider can be helpful to me and my partner in trying to have a child safely
3. I am ready to temporarily delay getting pregnant if it helps me to have a child more safely*
* Respondents were instructed to consider the pregnancy, whether it was themselves or their partner who would be pregnant
10-point Likert scale
Strongly agree – 1
Strongly disagree – 10
Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent a greater motivation to use 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
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