Perceived Risk of HIV Infection

Perceived Risk of HIV Infection is a 3-item measure of an individual's personal perceived likelihood about being infected with HIV.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. How concerned are you that you might have had sex with someone who may have given you the AIDS virus?
2. What are the chances that you will get HIVAIDS?
3. How worried are you about getting HIV?

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Lower scores indicate an increased perception of risk of HIV infection.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Loue, S., Copper, M., Traore, F., & Fielder, J. (2004). Locus of control and HIV risk among a sample of Mexican and Puerto Rican women. Journal of Immigrant Health, 6(4), 155-165. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:JOIH.0000045253.19409.02

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

LOW
Total Score: 2.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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