Little is known about HIV disclosure among perinatal women, although we do know that disclosure can facilitate timely initiation of appropriate interventions for infected individuals and their families. This study, therefore, examined predictors of HIV disclosure among perinatal Thai women. Data (N = 207) were extracted from two larger studies of depressive symptoms in HIV-positive pregnant or postpartum women in Thailand in which participants completed questionnaires. Most participants had low socioeconomic status. Logistic regression indicated that significant predictors of disclosure included older age, employment, and high family support. Psychiatric mental health nursing interventions to promote family support are critical during this time.
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Ross, Ratchneewan; Stidham, Andrea W; Drew, Barbara (2012). HIV Disclosure by Perinatal Women in Thailand. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 26(3) 232-239. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2011.09.005. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/nurspubs/57