Russian adaptation of “questionnaire for doctors and nurses’ views on people living with HIV/AIDS” and “comprehensive health staff questionnaire (for sentinel surveillance)” for russian-speaking medical professionals

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This study presents a step-by-step Russian adaptation of the “Questionnaire for doctors and nurses’ views on people living with HIV/AIDS” and “Comprehensive Health Staff Questionnaire (for sentinel surveillance)” for Russian-speaking audience of medical professionals. Based on the analysis of foreign and domestic studies, it is concluded that no specialized questionnaires on the stigmatization of people living with HIV (PLHIV) for health professionals are available. A sample of 250 medical workers of different levels (doctors and nurses) of Eastern Siberia is used for the step-by-step adaptation of questionnaires indicating the procedures for the compliance with the content validity, criteria validity, reliability, and reproducibility. Overall, the findings of this study indicate that the level of reliability of the Russian language version of the “Questionnaire for doctors and nurses’ views on people living with HIV/ AIDS” is sufficient: Cronbach’s alpha for this questionnaire was 0.72, and that of the “Comprehensive Health Staff Questionnaire (for sentinel surveillance)” was 0,77. At the same time, the high criteria validity of both questionnaires was established based on the correlation of the obtained questionnaire results. Therefore, these questionnaires can be used to evaluate the level of stigmatization of PLHIV among health professionals.


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Larisa V. Suturina

Scientific Сentre for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems

Author for correspondence.
Email: mirroy@mail.ru

Russian Federation, Irkutsk

Dr. med. Sci., Professor, Head of the Reproductive Health Department

Mikhail Y. Kuzmin

Scientific Сentre for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems; Irkutsk State University

Email: mirroy@mail.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7538-8375

Russian Federation, Irkutsk; Irkutsk

candidate of psychology Sciences, Researcher at the Laboratory of socially significant problems of reproduction, assistant professor

Darya P. Markova

Scientific Сentre for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems

Email: mirroy@mail.ru

Russian Federation, Irkutsk

laboratory assistant at the Laboratory of socially significant problems of reproduction

Alina V. Atalyan

Scientific Сentre for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems

Email: mirroy@mail.ru

Russian Federation, Irkutsk

Cand. biol. Sci., Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of socially significant problems of reproduction

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