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Health Care Women Int. 2011 Apr;32(4):328-43. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2010.510585.

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

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Department of Family Health, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, 46202, USA. rmays@iupui.edu

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. This technique was well received and its use is extended to HIV issues.

PMID:
21409665
PMCID:
PMC3072243
DOI:
10.1080/07399332.2010.510585
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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