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Perceived Partner’s Willingness to Use Safer Conception Methods

The Perceived Partner’s Willingness to Use Safer Conception Methods is a three-item measure designed to assess HIV clients’ perceptions of their partners’ willingness to attend safer conception counseling and to use safer contraceptive methods.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Uganda

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Your partner would attend a doctor visit with you to learn about safer ways to conceive a child
2. Your partner would be open to trying methods to reduce risk during conception
3. Your partner would be willing to wait to have unprotected or “live” sex until yourboth of your CD4 counts are at a high level

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
No confidence – 1
High confidence – 5

Scoring Procedures

Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent a greater perception among HIV clients of their partner's willingness to use 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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