Article first published online: 27 APR 2010
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Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 33, Issue 3, pages 221–234, June 2010
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Cook, P. F., McElwain, C. J. and Bradley-Springer, L. A. (2010), Feasibility of a daily electronic survey to study prevention behavior with HIV-infected individuals. Res. Nurs. Health, 33: 221–234. doi: 10.1002/nur.20381
This work was facilitated by a developmental award from the Colorado Center for AIDS Research Grant P30 AI 054907-02, with additional support from the UCDHSC General Clinical Research Center Grant M01 RR00051. The authors also wish to thank Dr. Elizabeth Connick, Dr. Steven Johnson, Abigail Lord, and the staff and patients at the University of Colorado Infectious Disease Group Practice for their assistance with this study, and Suzanne Lareau for helpful comments on an early draft of this manuscript.
Demographic data were reported in a poster at the 2008 WIN Conference: Cook, P. F., McElwain, C. J., & Bradley-Springer, L. (2008). Prevention knowledge, time from diagnosis, and risk behavior in HIV+ persons. Communicating Nursing Research, 41, 406.
- Issue published online: 17 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 MAR 2010
- ecological momentary assessment;
- prevention with positives;
The daily experiences of persons living with HIV (PLWH) are important but under-studied as predictors of HIV prevention behavior. Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is an intensive within-subjects data collection method that can be used to examine daily experiences. To determine whether PLWH would participate in EMA, we conducted a feasibility study with 21 PLWH. The method was acceptable to men and women from diverse backgrounds, with 81% (17/21) completing 2 months of daily surveys, and 67% (14/21) completing 6 months. Measures were completed on 72% of study days. Only 6% of records had missing data. Daily survey completion decreased over time. Participants reported that EMA was easy and did not influence their behaviors. Results suggest EMA is feasible with PLWH. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 33:221–234, 2010