Tools to measure HIV knowledge, attitudes & practices (KAPs) in healthcare providers: a systematic review

Kaladharan, Siddharth and Daken, Kirstie ORCID: and Mullens, Amy B. and Durham, Jo (2020) Tools to measure HIV knowledge, attitudes & practices (KAPs) in healthcare providers: a systematic review. AIDS Care. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0954-0121


Healthcare providers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs) related to HIV are important determinants of quality of care provided to HIV/AIDS patients. Most studies have focussed on low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) with far fewer conducted within high-income countries, where the epidemiology of HIV is typically distinct from low- and middle-income countries. As part of a larger study, we wanted to measure HIV-KAPs in healthcare providers in Australia. A systematic search was conducted to identify and evaluate existing tools designed to measure HIV-related KAPs among healthcare providers in higher-income countries. In total, eight instruments were identified. The instruments drew upon adapted forms of existing HIV-related KAPs and stigma theories and were developed based on a range of methodological designs and for different cadre of healthcare workers. The extent to which psychometric properties for each tool were evaluated varied widely. Further research with more robust methodological and psychometric rigour is required for adequate measurement of KAP among health professionals specific to HIV, so associated training needs, patient experiences and health outcomes can potentially be enhanced.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 05:15
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 05:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV stigma, measures, healthcare professionals, Australia, high-income countries
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420605 Preventative health care
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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