Interest in Providing Safer Conception Counseling-Relational Factors

The Interest in Providing Safer Conception Counseling – Relational Factors scale is a four-item measure designed to assess providers’ interest in providing safer conception counseling (SCC) in the context of relational factors, such as types of couples (e.g., female HIV-infected client with uninfected partner; male HIV-infected client with uninfected partner; client with no committed partner; clients who have not disclosed to their partner; clients/couples who already have children).


High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

ITEMS:

1. How interested are you in providing guidance to an HIV-infected woman who wants to conceive, but does not have a committed partner?
2. How interested are you in providing guidance to an HIV-infected man who wants to conceive, but does not have a committed partner?
3. How interested are you in providing guidance about HIV disclosure to an HIV-infected client who wants to have a child with an HIV-negative partner, to whom they have not disclosed their HIV status?
4. How interested are you in providing guidance to HIV-affected couples who want to conceive if they already have children?

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Uganda

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent greater interest in providing safer conception counseling to people living with HIV in the context of relational factors.

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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