HIV care providers' role legitimacy as supporters of their patients' alcohol reduction

Shiela M. Strauss, Corrine Munoz-Plaza, Nelson J. Tiburcio, Stephen A. Maisto, Joseph Conigliaro, Marya Gwadz, Joseph Lunievicz, Robert Norman

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Abstract

Although HIV care providers are strategically situated to support their patients' alcohol reduction efforts, many do not do so, sometimes failing to view this support as consistent with their roles. Using data collected from 112 HIV providers in 7 hospital-based HIV Care Centers in the NYC metropolitan area, this paper examines the correlates of providers' role legitimacy as patients' alcohol reduction supporters. Results indicate that providers (1) responsible for a very large number of patients and (2) with limited confidence in their own ability to give this assistance, but high confidence in their program's ability to do so, were less likely to have a high level of role legitimacy as patients' alcohol reduction supporters. Findings suggest the types of providers to target for alcohol reduction support training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalOpen Infectious Diseases Journal
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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