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Title

Acceptability and willingness among men who have sex with men (MSM) to use a tablet-based HIV risk assessment in a clinical setting.

Authors

J. Jones, R. Stephenson, DK Smith, et al

Network Affiliation

Other

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Journal Name

Springerplus.

Publication Date

12/1/2014

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25525569

Link to full-text

 

PMID

25525569

Abstract

​We developed an iPad-based application to administer an HIV risk assessment tool in a clinical setting. We conducted focus group discussions (FGDs) with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to assess their opinions about using such a device to share risk behavior information in a clinical setting. Participants were asked about their current assessment of their risk or any risk reduction strategies that they discussed with their healthcare providers. Participants were then asked to provide feedback about the iPad-based risk assessment, their opinions about using it in a clinic setting, and suggestions on how the assessment could be improved. FGD participants were generally receptive to the idea of using an iPad-based risk assessment during healthcare visits. Based on the results of the FGDs, an iPad-based risk assessment is a promising method for identifying those patients at highest risk for HIV transmission.

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Topic

Behavior; MSM; Novel Technologies

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