Evaluation of Patient Perspectives on Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Settings
In collaboration with investigators at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, we are developing and pilot testing a set of evaluation tools for use by clinical sites implementing routine HIV screening in primary care settings in accord with updated guidelines released by the CDC in 2006. The tools will help staff in these settings to assess:
- Patient and provider preferences
- Satisfaction and attitudes with respect to CDC recommended practice, including opt-out screening
- Patients’ perceptions of their ability to decline testing
- Sufficiency and effectiveness of methods used to impart information prior to testing
- Acceptability of different methods for providing test results Development of the patient assessment tool has been accomplished in two steps.