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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160775
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument: HIV-Related Stigma in African Americans
Abstract:
Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument: HIV-Related Stigma in African Americans
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Burrage, Joe, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University School of Nursing
Title:Environments for Health
Contact Address:2225 North Scioto St, Indianapolis, IN, 46205, USA
Contact Telephone:205-305-9660
Co-Authors:J. Burrage, W. Michael, , Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN; A. Nyamathi, Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA;
Problem: African Americans are particularly affected by race and sexual discrimination that influences HIV testing, health care utilization, and adherence to treatment. In order to develop interventions to decrease HIV related stigma, valid and culturally appropriate instruments should be used to measure stigma. No validated HIV-related stigma scale based on use by African American participants is readily available. Purposes: 1) describe the psychometric properties of the "Attitudes toward People with HIV Questionnaire" within an African-American population and 2) describe the relationship of HIV-related stigma with AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, self esteem, social support, problem/emotion focused coping and likelihood of participating in rapid HIV testing, and entry into care if HIV infected. Hypotheses: 1) Cronbach's Alpha for the stigma scale will be above .70; 2) The scale will exhibit a single factor dimension; 3) Each item will load on the single factor dimension; 4) There will be a positive association between stigma, and CHSCP variables (self esteem, social support, and problem/emotion focused coping) 5) There will be an inverse association between stigma and CHSCP variables (AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, and likelihood of participating in SRT and entry into care if HIV infected). Theoretical Perspective: A modified version of Nyamathi's Comprehensive Health Seeking and Coping Paradigm (CHSCP) was used to guide the study. Subjects: 203 non acute African Americans were used for this sub-analysis. Method: An exploratory cross-sectional design with an open enrollment strategy at a county E.R. was used. Pencil and paper questionnaires were utilized in a face to face data collection method. Analysis: (in progress) Cronbach's Alpha, confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modeling, and bivariate correlations will be used to evaluate the hypotheses: Findings/Discussion: Preliminary findings/discussion related to the hypotheses will be provided.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Analysis of an Instrument: HIV-Related Stigma in African Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160775-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument: HIV-Related Stigma in African Americans</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Burrage, Joe, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Environments for Health</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2225 North Scioto St, Indianapolis, IN, 46205, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">205-305-9660</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jburrage@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Burrage, W. Michael, , Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN; A. Nyamathi, Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: African Americans are particularly affected by race and sexual discrimination that influences HIV testing, health care utilization, and adherence to treatment. In order to develop interventions to decrease HIV related stigma, valid and culturally appropriate instruments should be used to measure stigma. No validated HIV-related stigma scale based on use by African American participants is readily available. Purposes: 1) describe the psychometric properties of the &quot;Attitudes toward People with HIV Questionnaire&quot; within an African-American population and 2) describe the relationship of HIV-related stigma with AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, self esteem, social support, problem/emotion focused coping and likelihood of participating in rapid HIV testing, and entry into care if HIV infected. Hypotheses: 1) Cronbach's Alpha for the stigma scale will be above .70; 2) The scale will exhibit a single factor dimension; 3) Each item will load on the single factor dimension; 4) There will be a positive association between stigma, and CHSCP variables (self esteem, social support, and problem/emotion focused coping) 5) There will be an inverse association between stigma and CHSCP variables (AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, and likelihood of participating in SRT and entry into care if HIV infected). Theoretical Perspective: A modified version of Nyamathi's Comprehensive Health Seeking and Coping Paradigm (CHSCP) was used to guide the study. Subjects: 203 non acute African Americans were used for this sub-analysis. Method: An exploratory cross-sectional design with an open enrollment strategy at a county E.R. was used. Pencil and paper questionnaires were utilized in a face to face data collection method. Analysis: (in progress) Cronbach's Alpha, confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modeling, and bivariate correlations will be used to evaluate the hypotheses: Findings/Discussion: Preliminary findings/discussion related to the hypotheses will be provided.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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