Predictors of self-efficacy for HIV prevention among Hispanic women in South Florida.

Published

Journal Article

Self-efficacy is a critical element for HIV prevention, however little is known about the predictors of self-efficacy for HIV prevention among Hispanic women. In this cross-sectional study we assessed if age, living with a partner, employment status, HIV knowledge, self-esteem, and intimate partner violence (IPV) predicted self-efficacy for HIV prevention in 548 Hispanic women in South Florida who participated in a randomized controlled trial (SEPA). The majority of Hispanic women reported high levels of self-efficacy for HIV prevention. Women who were older, living with a partner, had less HIV knowledge, and had a history of IPV reported significantly lower levels of self-efficacy for HIV prevention. HIV knowledge was the most important predictor of self-efficacy for HIV prevention. Employment was not a significant predictor of self-efficacy for HIV prevention. Predictors identified in the study can be used to identify high-risk Hispanic women who are in need of HIV prevention interventions.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Villegas, N; Cianelli, R; Gonzalez-Guarda, R; Kaelber, L; Ferrer, L; Peragallo, N

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 27 - 37

PubMed ID

  • 22795758

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22795758

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6917

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1055-3290

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jana.2012.03.004

Language

  • eng