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Table 1 Suubi4Her Instruments

From: Suubi4Her: a study protocol to examine the impact and cost associated with a combination intervention to prevent HIV risk behavior and improve mental health functioning among adolescent girls in Uganda

Variable Measurement Reliability Time point
Demographics
 Age; orphan status (single vs. double); socioeconomic status; family composition/structure; caregiver educational level Socio-demographic questionnaire n/a B, 12, 24, 36
Moderators
 Rural/urban/semi-urban; exposure to outside HIV/STI-related programs; economic/household income; asset accumulation   B, 12, 24, 36
Primary Outcomes
 HIV/Sexual risk taking behavior Time-line Follow Back (TFLB) [49] n/a B, 12, 24, 36
 Mental Health Functioning Beck Hopelessness Scale [50] 0.79 B, 12, 24, 36
Adapted Tennessee Self-Concept Scale [51] 0.81
Adapted Child Depression Inventory [52] 0.65
Secondary Exploratory Outcomes & Potential Mechanisms of Change
 STI Biomedical data: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trichomonas, n/a B, 12, 24, 36
 HIV, Viral loada, CD4 counta, Pregnancy Incidence Biomedical data: HIV, Viral loada, CD4 counta, Pregnancy test n/a B, 12, 24, 36
 Self-efficacy Adapted Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSC-2) [51] 0.81 B, 12, 24, 36
 Education plans/aspirations Adapted Monitoring the Future Survey [53] n/a B, 12, 24, 36
 Motivation to participate Questions tested in previous studies [20, 23,24,25] n/a B, 12, 24, 36
 Family Support Social Support Behaviors Scale (SS-B) [54] 0.77 B, 12, 24, 36
Family Cohesions Scale [55], Krauss Interview [56] Parent Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI) [57] 0.69
0.91
 Family Stability Socio-demographic questionnaire n/a B, 12, 24, 36
 Self-esteem Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale [58] 0.77–0.88 B, 12, 24, 36
 Attitudes towards gender roles; Decision-making; Communication Gender Norm Attitudes Scale [59] 0.67–0.70 B, 12, 24, 36
 HIV/STI knowledge HIV/STI knowledge 0.80 B, 12, 24, 36
 Condom Negotiation Self-Efficacy Condom negotiation self-efficacy scale [60] 0.80 B, 12, 24, 36
 Sexual Communication Skills Sexual Communication Scale [59] 0.80 B, 12, 24, 36
 Social Support MSPSS [61] 0.84 B, 12, 24, 36
 Savings Deposits Bank statements n/a B, 12, 24, 36
 Financial Literacy Financial Literacy knowledge [62] 0.80 B, 12, 24, 36
 Access to services RBA Services [63] .66–.83 B, 12, 24, 36
 Cost of staff time, supplies, overhead for YDA and for MFG Project records; Admin. review n/a ongoing
  1. aFor participants testing positive for HIV