Predictors of HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination Among Anglophone Caribbean Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303861
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination Among Anglophone Caribbean Women
Author(s):
Hires, Kimberly A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Kimberly A. Hires, PhD, RN, kahires@fsu.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study was (1) to conduct a cross national comparision of knowledge of HIV prevention, history of HIV testing, and HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination and (b) to explore predictors of HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS among Anglophone Caribbean women who reside in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. 

Methods: A secondary data analysis was conducted with data obtained from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey-3.  Data was analyzed using SPSS 20.0.

Results: The total size of the sample used for this secondary data analysis study was 13,287 records of women between the ages of 15 to 49 years. Women in Guyana had lower knowledge of HIV transmission and higher HASD than women in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.  Younger women were found to have higher levels of knowledge of HIV transmission and lower HASD than older women.  Personal characteristics (age, level of education, and country of residence) and knowledge of HIV transmission were found to account for variance in HASD among the sample population.  Domestic partnership and HIV test were not found to be significant contributors to the model designed in this study. 

Conclusion: The development of interventions that not only factor in cultural differences but also gender, education, and socioeconomic differences may be significantly more effective in managing and reducing the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean region.       

Keywords:
HIV/AIDS; Stigma; Caribbean
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePredictors of HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination Among Anglophone Caribbean Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHires, Kimberly A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsKimberly A. Hires, PhD, RN, kahires@fsu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303861-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was (1) to conduct a cross national comparision of knowledge of HIV prevention, history of HIV testing, and HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination and (b) to explore predictors of HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS among Anglophone Caribbean women who reside in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.  <p><b>Methods: </b>A secondary data analysis was conducted with data obtained from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey-3.  Data was analyzed using SPSS 20.0. <p><b>Results: </b>The total size of the sample used for this secondary data analysis study was 13,287 records of women between the ages of 15 to 49 years. Women in Guyana had lower knowledge of HIV transmission and higher HASD than women in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.  Younger women were found to have higher levels of knowledge of HIV transmission and lower HASD than older women.  Personal characteristics (age, level of education, and country of residence) and knowledge of HIV transmission were found to account for variance in HASD among the sample population.  Domestic partnership and HIV test were not found to be significant contributors to the model designed in this study.  <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The development of interventions that not only factor in cultural differences but also gender, education, and socioeconomic differences may be significantly more effective in managing and reducing the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean region.  <b>      </b>en_GB
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.subjectStigmaen_GB
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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