ANALYSIS OF UNDERSTANDING OF INTERNATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRES BY RUSSIAN PEOPLE DURING POPULATION SURVEYS OF SOCIALLY IMPORTANT DISEASES



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Abstract

The study was provided in Arkhangelsk to describe citizens perception and understanding of questions of questionnaires used for evaluation of preventive actions against HIV. We used qualitative approach with focus group discussion like the data gathering method and content analysis for data analysis. 27 informants aged 18-33 took part in the study. The focus group discussion allowed to detect understanding of meaning of the questions as well as values and social attitudes of the informants in this field. The informants understanding of the questions was like that supposed by the authors of the questionnaire in its original English version. As for the questions associated with information about infected persons in close environment, there were some differences in the informants and authors understanding, the same as in prevention programs. It should be considered for interpretation of results of the questionnaire. The majority of the informants said that their close social environment was of the same opinion on the questions.

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Kuznetsov

Email: vnkuznetsov@gmail.com <mailto:vnkuznetsov@gmail.com>

O Osland

T N Balaeva

A M Grzhibovskiy

V N Kuznetsov

Northern State Medical University;University of Oslo

Northern State Medical University;University of Oslo

О Osland

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research

T N Balaeva

Northern State Medical University;Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso

Northern State Medical University;Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso

A M Grjibovski

Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso;Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso;Norwegian Institute of Public Health

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