Relationship Between Intentions and Motivations for Receipt of HIV Testing
Methods: The purpose of this study is to examine intentions and motivations to obtain an HIV test among an AA adult church-based population (N = 543) in the Kansas City area. Participants were asked about their intentions to obtain an HIV test (i.e., I intend to take an HIV test at the church; 0 [Not at all] to 6 [Very much]) and motivation to obtain an HIV test (i.e., How would you describe the process you used to make a decision to get tested for HIV; 1 [I planned it] to 10 [I just did it]).
Results: Of the sample, 63.1 % of the participants were female (mean age = 42.34, SD = 13.47). Bivariate correlations indicate that participants who were more likely to plan/weigh the pros and cons of receipt of an HIV test had significantly less intention on obtaining a test (values range from p <.001 to p =.01).
Conclusions: Evaluating the intentions and motivations AA faith-based populations have toward obtaining an HIV test could inform future research on HIV prevention strategies.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Demonstrate the relationship between intentions and motivations towards receipt of an HIV test.
Keyword(s): African American, Community-Based Research (CBPR)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with Dr. Jannette Berkley-Patton for two years with her research. I have assisted with her previous T.I.P.S study as well as with her current F.I.T project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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