Motivation to Use Safer Conception Methods

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

ITEMS:

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

Response Options:
10-point Likert scale
Strongly agree – 1
Strongly disagree – 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 motivation to use 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: 7.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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