Men's responses to HPV test results: Development of a theory-based survey

Ellen M. Daley, Eric R. Buhi, Julie Baldwin, Ji Hyun Lee, Susan Vadaparampil, Martha Abrahamsen, Cheryl A. Vamos, Stephanie Kolar, Rasheeta Chandler, Erica Hesch Anstey, Anna Giuliano

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Objective: To develop and perform psychometric testing on an instrument designed to assess cognitive/emotional responses among men receiving HPV testing. Methods: Men enrolled in an HPV natural history study (N=139) completed a computer-assisted survey instrument based on Leventhal's parallel processing/common-sense model. Data were analyzed using SPSS and Mplus. Results: Reliability analyses resulted in Cronbach α of 0.72 (knowledge), 0.86 (perceived threat), 0.83 (self-efficacy), and 0.55 (response efficacy). A revised measurement model exhibited evidence of construct validity, as indicated by acceptable model fit statistics. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the only validated instrument assessing men's reactions to an HPV test result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-744
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Behavioral
  • HPV
  • Instrument development
  • Theoretical framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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