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Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Efficacy

Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Efficacy measure uses 4 items to assess the belief of FSWs in their power to work together to bring positive changes.

Categories

Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

How confident are you that FSWs in your community can work together to achieve the following goals:

1. Keep each other safe from harm?
2. Increase condom use with clients?
3. Speak up for your rights?
4. Improve your lives?

Response Options:
Not at all - 1
Somewhat - 2
Very - 3
Completely confident - 4

Scoring Procedures

Item values are summed and index values range from 0 to 4. The index score is further divided into three equal categories of collective efficacy: low (1-1.999), medium (2-2.999) and high (3-4). The higher the score, the higher is the degree of confidence in collective efficacy to achieve specific goals.

Original Citation

Saggurti, N., Mishra, R. M., Proddutoor, L., Tucker, S., Kovvali, D., Parimi, P., & Wheeler, T. (2013). Community collectivization and its association with consistent condom use and STI treatment-seeking behaviors among female sex workers and high-risk men who have sex with men/transgenders in Andhra Pradesh, India. AIDS care, 25(sup1), S55-S66. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2012.749334

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Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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