Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Measuring HIV-related stigma among healthcare providers: a systematic review.

Authors
  • Alexandra Marshall, S1
  • Brewington, Krista M2
  • Kathryn Allison, M1
  • Haynes, Tiffany F1
  • Zaller, Nickolas D1
  • 1 a Department of Health Behavior & Health Education , Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences , Little Rock , AR , USA.
  • 2 b University of Arkansas , Fayetteville , AR , USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS care
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
29
Issue
11
Pages
1337–1345
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1338654
PMID: 28599599
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the United States, HIV-related stigma in the healthcare setting is known to affect the utilization of prevention and treatment services. Multiple HIV/AIDS stigma scales have been developed to assess the attitudes and behaviors of the general population in the U.S. towards people living with HIV/AIDS, but fewer scales have been developed to assess HIV-related stigma among healthcare providers. This systematic review aimed to identify and evaluate the measurement tools used to assess HIV stigma among healthcare providers in the U.S. The five studies selected quantitatively assessed the perceived HIV stigma among healthcare providers from the patient or provider perspective, included HIV stigma as a primary outcome, and were conducted in the U.S. These five studies used adapted forms of four HIV stigma scales. No standardized measure was identified. Assessment of HIV stigma among providers is valuable to better understand how this phenomenon may impact health outcomes and to inform interventions aiming to improve healthcare delivery and utilization.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times