Adjustment as process and outcome:Measuring adjustment to HIV in Uganda

Martin, Faith, Russell, Steve and Seeley, Janet (2016) Adjustment as process and outcome:Measuring adjustment to HIV in Uganda. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (5). pp. 872-883. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

‘Adjustment’ in health refers to both processes and outcomes. Its measurement and conceptualisation in African cultures is limited. In total, 263 people living with HIV and receiving anti-retroviral therapy in clinics in Uganda completed a translated Mental Adjustment to HIV Scale, depression items from the Hopkins checklist and demographic questions. Factor analysis revealed four Mental Adjustment to HIV factors of active coping, cognitive–social adjustment, hopelessness and denial/avoidance. Correlations with depression supported the Mental Adjustment to HIV’s validity and the importance of active adjustment, while the role of cognitive adjustment was unclear. Factors were process or outcome focussed, suggesting a need for theory-based measures in general.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adjustment,cross-cultural,hiv,measure,psychometrics
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 07:23
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 23:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55819
DOI: 10.1177/1359105314541313

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