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dc.contributor.advisorLindegger, Graham Charles.
dc.creatorNefale, Matshepo Catherine.
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-19T12:29:53Z
dc.date.available2011-12-19T12:29:53Z
dc.date.created1999
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/4665
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1999.en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation has made an attempt at exploring the psychological factors that motivates individuals into opting for or against undertaking an HIV-test. The Health Belief Model is used to ascertain its predictive powers towards the motivation for undertaking such a test. Literature on HIV-testing indicates non-exploration of voluntary HIV-testing, as opposed to massive reporting on mandatory HIV-testing. Therefore, the focus of this dissertation is on voluntary HIV-testing. The sample used for the study. comprised of antenatal mothers who were offered HIV/Aids education and then presented with an option of either undertaking the HIV-test, or not. The results of the study indicate that the Health Belief Model has failed in its predictive powers towards motivations for or against HIV-testing. However, the study provided valuable psychological factors that are associated with the decision to undertake the HIV-test, which will be important for future research on HIV/Aids and on the control in the spread of the disease.en
dc.language.isoen_ZAen
dc.subjectHealth Belief Model.en
dc.subjectTheses--Psychology.en
dc.subjectMedical screening.en
dc.subjectHIV infections--Diagnosis--Moral and ethical aspects.en
dc.subjectHIV infections--Diagnosis--Social aspects.en
dc.subjectAIDS (Disease)--Diagnosis--Social aspects.en
dc.titleThe health belief model and motivations for/against HIV-testing.en
dc.typeThesisen


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