Girl Power-Malawi limited qualitative dataset Public Deposited

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  • December 26, 2019
  • Rosenberg, Nora
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
  • These data were collected in the context of Girl Power, a quasi-experimental cohort study comparing four models of service delivery at four health centers in Lilongwe, conducted between February 2016 and August 2017. The portions of the in-depth interviews contained here were conducted to understand knowledge of and attitudes toward pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women participating in the study.
  • Individual in-depth interviews (IDIs) with 40 participants occurred between November 2016 and February 2017. All participants completed informed consent in the main study prior to the interview. Malawian qualitative research specialists trained in qualitative research methods and fluent in both English and Chichewa, the local language, carried out qualitative interviews. The IDIs were conducted in Chichewa using a semi-structured interview guide, and took place in private clinic locations where conversations could not be overheard. PrEP was explained briefly during the in-depth interviews. To start, the interviewer introduced PrEP by asking participants if they had previously heard of PrEP and then provided an explanation of PrEP. Interview topics corresponding to the research questions stated above pertained to women’s interest in, concerns about, and delivery preferences for PrEP. Neutral probes were used to gather detailed responses and elicit illustrative examples where necessary. Conversations were audio-recorded with permission to ensure all data were captured verbatim. A team of research assistants transcribed each interview directly into English translating from Chichewa audio recordings.
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