Use of drawings to explore U.S. Women's perspectives on why people might decline HIV Testing

Rose M. Mays, Lynne A. Sturm, Julie C. Rasche, Dena S. Cox, Anthony D. Cox, Gregory D. Zimet

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to explore through drawings and verbal descriptions women's perspectives about reasons why persons might decline human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing. We asked 30 participants to draw a person that would NOT get tested for HIV and then explain drawings. Using qualitative content analysis, we extracted seven themes. We found apprehension about knowing the result of an HIV test to be the most commonly identified theme in women's explanations of those who would not get tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-343
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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