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Perceived Value of Providing Safer Conception Counseling

The Perceived Value of Providing Safer Conception Counseling scale is a three-item measure designed to assess providers’ views of the value of providing safer conception counseling (SCC) to their HIV clients.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Uganda

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1.Providing guidance on safer conception to a female client is a waste of time as they won’t be able to get their man to agree to modify their sexual practices
2. Providing guidance on safer conception to a female client is a waste of time as their man will demand live sex
3. Clients who are counseled to have unprotected or “live” sex during a few days a month when the woman is most fertile will not want to resume using condoms afterward

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree – 1
Strongly agree – 4

Scoring Procedures

All items are reverse-scored. Compute the mean item score. Higher scores represent greater perceived value of providing safer conception counseling to people living with HIV.

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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