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Methodological considerations in the measurement of institutional and structural forms of HIV discrimination

Chan, K.Y. and Reidpath, D.D. 2005, Methodological considerations in the measurement of institutional and structural forms of HIV discrimination, AIDS care, vol. 17, no. S2, pp. S205-S213, doi: 10.1080/09540120500120211.

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Title Methodological considerations in the measurement of institutional and structural forms of HIV discrimination
Author(s) Chan, K.Y.
Reidpath, D.D.
Journal name AIDS care
Volume number 17
Issue number S2
Start page S205
End page S213
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2005-07
ISSN 0954-0121
1360-0451
Keyword(s) HIV
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
human immunodeficiency virus infection
diagnostic accuracy
Summary The systematic measurement of HIV/AIDS-related discrimination is imperative within the current rhetoric that holds discrimination as one of the two ‘biggest' barriers to HIV/AIDS pandemic intervention. This paper provides a methodological critique of the UNAIDS (2000b) Protocol for the Identification of Discrimination against People Living with HIV (the Protocol) . Specifically, the paper focuses on the Protocol's capacity to accurately identify and measure institutional levels of HIV-related discrimination that allows data that are reliable and comparable across time and contexts. Conceptual issues including the Protocol's objective as an indicator versus a direct measure of discrimination and the role of the Protocol as a tool of research versus a tool of advocacy are explored. Design issues such as the operationalization of discrimination, appropriateness of indicator content, sampling and data collection strategies and issues of scoring are also evaluated. It is hoped that the matters outlined will provide readers with ways of critically reflecting and evaluating the findings of the research papers presented in this Special Issue, as well as pointing to ways of improving research design.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09540120500120211
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2005, Taylor & Francis Group Ltd
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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