"in our stories"

The perspectives of women living with HIV on an evidence-based group intervention

Sannisha Dale, Tiffany Grimes, Lauren Miller, Alyssa Ursillo, Mari Lynn Drainoni

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Abstract

A qualitative study among women living with HIV assessed the aspects of an evidence-based intervention targeting HIV transmission risk reduction (Women Involved in Life Learning from Other Women [WiLLOW]) that women valued and how their lives were impacted. Thirty-one women (80.6% African American) completed interviews. Women valued the personal stories and positive group dynamics (i.e. safety, trust, openness, getting feedback, bonding, and socializing). As a result of WiLLOW, women embraced a strong woman image, joined groups, changed behaviors, accepted their HIV status, became optimistic, and spoke up/advocated in their relationships and communities. Interventions for HIV-positive women may benefit from incorporating the sharing of stories in their curricula and factors that build positive group dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1035-1045
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • grounded theory
  • group intervention
  • HIV
  • qualitative evaluation
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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"in our stories" : The perspectives of women living with HIV on an evidence-based group intervention. / Dale, Sannisha; Grimes, Tiffany; Miller, Lauren; Ursillo, Alyssa; Drainoni, Mari Lynn.

In: Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 22, No. 8, 01.07.2017, p. 1035-1045.

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Dale, Sannisha ; Grimes, Tiffany ; Miller, Lauren ; Ursillo, Alyssa ; Drainoni, Mari Lynn. / "in our stories" : The perspectives of women living with HIV on an evidence-based group intervention. In: Journal of Health Psychology. 2017 ; Vol. 22, No. 8. pp. 1035-1045.
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