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Triggers of self-conscious emotions in the sexually transmitted infection testing process

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, August 2010
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Title
Triggers of self-conscious emotions in the sexually transmitted infection testing process
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BMC Research Notes, August 2010
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-3-229
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Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Diarmuid O' Donovan, Emer O' Connell, Deirdre Vaughan

Abstract

Self-conscious emotions (shame, guilt and embarrassment) are part of many individuals' experiences of seeking STI testing. These emotions can have negative impacts on individuals' interpretations of the STI testing process, their willingness to seek treatment and their willingness to inform sexual partners in light of positive STI diagnoses. Because of these impacts, researchers have called for more work to be completed on the connections between shame, guilt, embarrassment and STI testing. We examine the specific events in the STI testing process that trigger self-conscious emotions in young adults who seek STI testing; and to understand what it is about these events that triggers these emotions.Semi-structured interviews with 30 adults (21 women, 9 men) in the Republic of Ireland.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 40 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 24%
Student > Bachelor 8 19%
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Lecturer 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 29%
Psychology 6 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 6 14%

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