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The development and psychometric properties of the HIV and Abuse Related Shame Inventory (HARSI).

dc.contributor.author Hansen, NB
dc.contributor.author Kochman, A
dc.contributor.author Lee, RS
dc.contributor.author Neufeld, Sharon
dc.contributor.author Sikkema, KJ
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-19T16:57:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22065235
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6060
dc.description.abstract Shame has been shown to predict sexual HIV transmission risk behavior, medication non-adherence, symptomatic HIV or AIDS, and symptoms of depression and PTSD. However, there remains a dearth of tools to measure the specific constructs of HIV-related and sexual abuse-related shame. To ameliorate this gap, we present a 31-item measure that assesses HIV and sexual abuse-related shame, and the impact of shame on HIV-related health behaviors. A diverse sample of 271 HIV-positive men and women who were sexually abused as children completed the HIV and Abuse Related Shame Inventory (HARSI) among other measures. An exploratory factor analysis supported the retention of three-factors, explaining 56.7% of the sample variance. These internally consistent factors showed good test-retest reliability, and sound convergent and divergent validity using eight well-established HIV specific and general psychosocial criterion measures. Unlike stigma or discrimination, shame is potentially alterable through individually-focused interventions, making the measurement of shame clinically meaningful.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof AIDS Behav
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1007/s10461-011-0086-9
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Child Abuse, Sexual
dc.subject Depression
dc.subject Female
dc.subject HIV Seropositivity
dc.subject Health Status Indicators
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Medication Adherence
dc.subject Personality Inventory
dc.subject Prejudice
dc.subject Psychometrics
dc.subject Quality of Life
dc.subject Reproducibility of Results
dc.subject Sexual Behavior
dc.subject Shame
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires
dc.subject United States
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title The development and psychometric properties of the HIV and Abuse Related Shame Inventory (HARSI).
dc.type Journal article
duke.description.issue 4
duke.description.volume 16
dc.relation.journal AIDS and Behavior
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22065235
pubs.begin-page 1063
pubs.end-page 1074
pubs.issue 4
pubs.organisational-group Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Center
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group Global Health Institute
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Psychology
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 16
dc.identifier.eissn 1573-3254


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