The Provider Stigma of Childbearing Among People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) scale is a five-item measure designed to gauge providers’ views about PLWHIV having children.
High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure
1. Children born to an HIV+ parent face more challenges than are necessary
2. HIV+ people often lack all that they need to bring a child into the world
3. HIV+ people who want to have children are being selfish
4. Helping HIV+ people have children is a distraction from more important issues that we need to address as providers
5. Ensuring patients are always having safe protected sex is more important than helping HIV+ people to have children
4-point Likert scale
Disagree strongly – 1
Agree strongly – 4
Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent greater provider stigma surrounding childbearing among PLWHIV.
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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