Methods

Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Index of Engagement in HIV Care

Less than half of individuals living with HIV in the United States are receiving ongoing Care, and only one- quarter have an undetectable Viral Load. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy prioritizes Care and treatment of HIV- infected individuals, yet improvement in Care retention rates is clearly needed. Research on HIV Care has used attendance at primary Care appointments to assess whether Patients are in Care. While Medical visits are necessary, they are not sufficient and do not necessarily reflect a patient's level of Engagement.

Coping Self-Efficacy Scale - Scoring

The Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES) is a 26-item measure of perceived self-efficacy for coping with challenges and threats.  The scale items were developed by several of the authors (Margaret Chesney, Susan Folkman, and Jonelle Taylor) by creating sample items based upon stress and coping theory and the Ways of Coping Questionnaire, with consultation from Dr. Albert Bandura of Stanford University.

Prevention Services for HIV+ Patients Methods

These surveys have been designed and tested by CAPS scientists and are made available for use by HIV prevention program planners and designers.
Warning: Survey needs vary from population to population and project to project. Please consider carefully the needs of your particular intervention before using one of these instruments. We encourage researchers and service providers to use these instruments, adapting and modifying as you see fit.

Hispanic Condom Use Study: Description and Explanation of Questionnaire

Instrument

The survey instrument was based on more than 100 open- ended interview and 2 focus groups with Hispanics in San Francisco, held to identify Hispanic men's perceptions of the consequences of condom use with primary and secondary sexual partners, difficulties with condom use, and normative aspects of condom use. The instrument was developed originally in Spanish and a back-translation procedure was used to assure that the English version was equivalent in meaning. Both the Spanish and English versions were pretested with at least 20 persons.

Condom use Among Hispanics - Hombres

Estudio del Uso de Condones 1991 Entrevista Para Hombres

HORA AL EMPEZAR LA ENTREVISTA: __________________

Muchas de las preguntas que le vamos a hacer son de índole sexual y es
 posible que se pueda sentir un poco incómodo. Le recuerdo que sus
 respuestas se guardarán completamente confidenciales y que me
 puede indicar cualquier pregunta que no quiera contestar.

Quisiera hacerle unas preguntas generales acerca del SIDA.  Sus respuestas
 pueden ser "sí" "probablemente sí," "probablemente no," o "no." 

1.

Condom use Among Hispanics - Mujeres

Estudio del Uso de Condones 1991 Entrevista Para Mujeres

HORA AL EMPEZAR LA ENTREVISTA: __________________

Muchas de las preguntas que le vamos a hacer son de índole sexual y es
 posible que se pueda sentir un poco incómoda. Le recuerdo que sus
 respuestas se guardarán completamente confidenciales y que me
 puede indicar cualquier pregunta que no quiera contestar.

Quisiera hacerle unas preguntas generales acerca del SIDA.  Sus respuestas
 pueden ser "sí" "probablemente sí," "probablemente no," o "no." 

1.

Condom use Among Hispanics - Male

Hispanic Condom Use Study 1991 Questionnaire for Use with Males

TIME AT BEGINNING:  ______________

Many of the questions we will be asking relate to sexual matters and it is
 possible that you may feel a bit uncomfortable.  But please remember that your
 responses are completely confidential and that you may indicate if there are
 any questions you do not wish to answer.

I would like to ask you some general questions about AIDS. Your answer can be
 "yes," "probably yes," "probably no," or "no."

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