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Female sex worker and high-risk men who have sex with men: Self-efficacy for service utilization

Self-efficacy for service utilization is a 2-item measure of the ability of female sex workers (FSW) and high-risk men who have sex with men (HR-MSM) to negotiate for care and services from government health facilities.

Categories

Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. How confident are you that you can go to the government health clinic to get reproductive health services you need if the health workers there treat you badly?
2. How confident are you that you can go to the government health clinic to get the reproductive health services even if the health worker knows that you are a FSWMSM?

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

Scoring Procedures

Scores are averaged and the scale value ranges from 1 to 4. Scale scores are divided into two equal categories of self-efficacy for service utilization: low (1-2.4999) and high (2.5-4).

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.

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Formative Research

Qualitative Research

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Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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