Stigma, sexually transmitted infections and attendance at the GUM clinic: an exploratory study with implications for the theory of planned behaviour 

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58282
Title:
Stigma, sexually transmitted infections and attendance at the GUM clinic: an exploratory study with implications for the theory of planned behaviour 
Authors:
Mulholland, E. (Ellen); van Wersch, A. (Anna)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Mulholland, E. and van Wersch, A. (2007) 'Stigma, sexually transmitted infections and attendance at the GUM clinic: an exploratory study with implications for the theory of planned behaviour', Journal of Health Psychology, 12 (1), pp.17-31.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Journal of Health Psychology
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58282
DOI:
10.1177/1359105306069098
Abstract:
A gap in the literature regarding understanding of people's health care seeking behaviours in relation to sexually transmitted infections is identified. Employing both deductive and inductive methods, 10 patients (five female, five male) were interviewed to explore the psychosocial, motivational and attitudinal factors associated with attendance at a Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic in a close-knit community in the north of England. Seven stigma-related themes were identified as salient issues surrounding perceptions of sexual health screening and included: (1)prejudice surrounding STIs; (2)fear of exposure; (3)isolation; (4)reluctance to attend; (5)contamination; (6)relationship issues; and (7)perceived invulnerability. Within these themes distinct gender differences were identified. Implications for the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) are discussed against the factors identified.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
contextual issues; qualitative methods; sexually transmitted infections; STIs; stigma; theory of planned behaviour; Genito-Urinary Medicine; GUM clinic; North England; sexual health
ISSN:
1359-1053
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/01/2010]
Citation Count:
7 [Scopus, 12/01/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMulholland, E. (Ellen)-
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:47:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:47:57Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Health Psychology; 12 (1): 17-31-
dc.identifier.issn1359-1053-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1359105306069098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58282-
dc.description.abstractA gap in the literature regarding understanding of people's health care seeking behaviours in relation to sexually transmitted infections is identified. Employing both deductive and inductive methods, 10 patients (five female, five male) were interviewed to explore the psychosocial, motivational and attitudinal factors associated with attendance at a Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic in a close-knit community in the north of England. Seven stigma-related themes were identified as salient issues surrounding perceptions of sexual health screening and included: (1)prejudice surrounding STIs; (2)fear of exposure; (3)isolation; (4)reluctance to attend; (5)contamination; (6)relationship issues; and (7)perceived invulnerability. Within these themes distinct gender differences were identified. Implications for the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) are discussed against the factors identified.-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/01/2010]-
dc.subjectcontextual issues-
dc.subjectqualitative methods-
dc.subjectsexually transmitted infections-
dc.subjectSTIs-
dc.subjectstigma-
dc.subjecttheory of planned behaviour-
dc.subjectGenito-Urinary Medicine-
dc.subjectGUM clinic-
dc.subjectNorth England-
dc.subjectsexual health-
dc.titleStigma, sexually transmitted infections and attendance at the GUM clinic: an exploratory study with implications for the theory of planned behaviour -
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside-
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Psychology-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount7 [Scopus, 12/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardMulholland, E. and van Wersch, A. (2007) 'Stigma, sexually transmitted infections and attendance at the GUM clinic: an exploratory study with implications for the theory of planned behaviour', Journal of Health Psychology, 12 (1), pp.17-31.-
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