Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument: Revision of an HIV-Related Stigma Measure in African Americans

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160930
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument: Revision of an HIV-Related Stigma Measure in African Americans
Abstract:
Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument: Revision of an HIV-Related Stigma Measure in African Americans
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Burrage, Joe, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University School of Nursing
Title:Environments for Health
Contact Address:5314 Thicket Hill Lane, Indianapolis, IN, 46226, USA
Contact Telephone:317-278-3783
Co-Authors:J. Burrage, M. Weaver, B. Ramsey, Nursing, Indiana University , Indianapolis, IN;
Problem: Health seeking by African Americans through HIV testing and follow up care is influenced by HIV related stigma. Validated HIV-related stigma measures for use by African American participants are not readily available. Initial psychometric sub analyses of the "Attitudes toward People with HIV Questionnaire" from a sample of 203 African Americans revealed an acceptable Cronbach's Alpha, lack of a single factor dimension and inconsequential factor loadings. Purposes: 1) describe the psychometric properties resulting from a revised and additionally tested "Attitudes toward People with HIV Questionnaire", 2) evaluate the effectiveness of the revisions based on the earlier findings, and 3) describe the relationship of HIV-related stigma with AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, self esteem, social support and problem/emotion focused coping and likelihood of participating in rapid HIV testing and entry into care if HIV infected. Hypotheses are: 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 self esteem,social support, and problem emotion focused coping; 5) There will be an inverse association between stigma and AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, and likelihood of participation in HIV testing and entry into care if HIV if infected. Theoretical Perspective: A modified version of Nyamathi's Comprehensive Health Seeking and Coping Paradigm (CHSCP) was used to guide the study. Subjects: 329 African American women and men participated in the study. Method: An exploratory cross-sectional design with an open enrollment strategy at a county STI Clinic 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. Findings/Discussion: Preliminary findings/discussion 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: Revision of an HIV-Related Stigma Measure in African Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160930-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument: Revision of an HIV-Related Stigma Measure 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">2010</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">5314 Thicket Hill Lane, Indianapolis, IN, 46226, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">317-278-3783</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, M. Weaver, B. Ramsey, Nursing, Indiana University , Indianapolis, IN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Health seeking by African Americans through HIV testing and follow up care is influenced by HIV related stigma. Validated HIV-related stigma measures for use by African American participants are not readily available. Initial psychometric sub analyses of the &quot;Attitudes toward People with HIV Questionnaire&quot; from a sample of 203 African Americans revealed an acceptable Cronbach's Alpha, lack of a single factor dimension and inconsequential factor loadings. Purposes: 1) describe the psychometric properties resulting from a revised and additionally tested &quot;Attitudes toward People with HIV Questionnaire&quot;, 2) evaluate the effectiveness of the revisions based on the earlier findings, and 3) describe the relationship of HIV-related stigma with AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, self esteem, social support and problem/emotion focused coping and likelihood of participating in rapid HIV testing and entry into care if HIV infected. Hypotheses are: 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 self esteem,social support, and problem emotion focused coping; 5) There will be an inverse association between stigma and AIDS knowledge, perceived risk for AIDS, and likelihood of participation in HIV testing and entry into care if HIV if infected. Theoretical Perspective: A modified version of Nyamathi's Comprehensive Health Seeking and Coping Paradigm (CHSCP) was used to guide the study. Subjects: 329 African American women and men participated in the study. Method: An exploratory cross-sectional design with an open enrollment strategy at a county STI Clinic 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. Findings/Discussion: Preliminary findings/discussion will be provided.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:13:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:13:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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